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Forestry for Life: Ethiopian project builds sustainable communities through agroforestry

Meet Able Kids

Able Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization operating in Malawi to assist children with special needs.  As one of the poorest countries in the world with almost 50% per cent of the population living below the poverty line, health resources and rehabilitation facilities for families with special needs children are

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Meet Mohammed

Mohammed is 12 years old and a grade 4 student. He is living with his mother and elder brother in a very small one room house.  Both Mohammed and his mother have health problems – Mohammed has an issue with his heart and his mother is bedridden. Before he joined

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Meet AID4GUNA

Aid4guna is a nongovernmental charitable organization providing key services to the Guna tribe in Achutupu in the San Blas Islands.  Guna yala, as the area is known by its people, is an indigenous province in North East Panama on the Caribbean Sea. This unspoiled area steeped in ancient culture is

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The Story Of Awori

Awori is 60 years old and lives in the northern part of Uganda with her 7 grandchildren. She is the only one who takes care of them as they were all sadly abandoned by their biological parents. Awori shared with us that she and her grandchildren lived in small grass

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Meet Amesale

Amesale is one of the beneficiaries Mothers With A Heart For Ethiopia’s WRAPS program helps. At a local school that Amesale attends herself and others students receive washable reusable pads and a training session to learn how to use them. For Amesale being 15 has many challenges. Her parents not

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Meet Evelyn

Meet Evelyn. When she was young, her mother passed away and her father was left alone to tend to her and her 6 siblings on a very limited income. Evelyn struggled in every capacity, she wanted to go to school but couldn’t afford to continue her education, she couldn’t afford

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Meet Workageghu

Workageghu is one of the 10 model farmers of the Forestry for Life Project under Devxchange. Workagehu lives in the North Eastern area of Ethiopia with his five kids. Workageghu had his own farmland and wanted to increase his income to provide better for his family. He had a very

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Meet Yadimu

Yadimu is working for the Forest for Life Project Ox Fattening Program. Before Yadimu started working for the project he had been very sick and had a serious surgery. After he recovered from his surgery, he still couldn’t continue do his previous work anymore. On top of that, he spent

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Meet Bruke

Bruke is nine years old and currently attending elementary school in the second grade. Bruke is the oldest child in her family and has two younger siblings, one sister and brother. Bruke says, “I know my mom is worried about us. Since we don’t have a father; my mother is

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Meet Aresema

My name is Aresema and I am eight years old. I am a grade two student at Bisrat Elementary and Middle School and I am living with my mom and two younger brothers.  Before I was selected to join iNSchool’s project feeding program I was stressed thinking about where I

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The Secret Sauce

“Poverty Bye Bye!” is what a beneficiary said to me. Here is the secret sauce for micro-loans that can and has helped many escape poverty. The first step will surprise you. In a previous post I said you don’t want to be FOR someone you want to be WITH them.

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North Shoa

When I arrived in North Shoa, Feru the project manager said that if you go into an area and say “I want to do something for you” you have already lost. The North American mentality wants to do something FOR people (handouts). They want to send teams over to build

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The Kwagala initiative

This is Silver and his grandmother, Kadida. Thanks to the Kwagala Initiative in Uganda, both of them are able to benefit from some great programs in their community. Silver is attending high school and is in his senior year, he hopes to continue his education and become a lawyer in

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Neema Child Project

Devxchange Project, Neema Child Project is here in Canada performing in their choir! Neema Children’s Choir. is comprised of orphaned children from Uganda, Africa who are part of our implementing partner’s project, Kingdom Child Project. Neema Children’s Choir travels to Canada annually in order to raise awareness and funds in support of Kingdom Child

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Meet Chosen Children

This is Chosen Children – they are dedicated to providing opportunities and resources that will transform the lives of children and the communities they live in. One of their many important projects is malaria prevention. The group provides seminars and has distributed over 500 insecticide treated nets over the past few

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iNSchool Project

In Kolfe, a western sub-city that’s part of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia there is Bisrat Elementary School. The school has many children that come with no way to eat each day. The result for children having little to no nutrition is not only daunting on their own health but also a

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Meet The Beer-Sheba Project

Founded in 2002, the Beer-Sheba Project in short combines a sustainable agro-forestry program together with holistic training and an agricultural resource center for young Senegalese farmers. The Beer-Sheba Project provides a refuge in The Sahel region, using regeneration & reforestation practices. They already boast over 50,000 trees are on 100 hectares

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Andy in Uganda

#DevXchangeProject Lead Andy of Neema Children’s Choir. is in Uganda right now assessing current issues for our DevXchange projects to tackle. +7           In the past 3 days I had the opportunity to join the team in visiting and providing outreach to some of the poorest

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Updates from the AGM

We want to thank everyone who came out to our AGM this past weekend, we had a great turnout! Thank you to all of our presenters and to our hosts the Bracey/Stefan family. We learned a lot and look forward to where Devxchange is going this year,  Like us on Facebook

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What if you were born poor?

Roughly 80% of the worlds population earns less than $10 a day but income is not the only or even the best measurement of poverty. Deprivations are a more accurate measurement. The poor have the cards stacked against them from the beginning. They lack access to clean water, health, education,

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