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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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Stories from the Field – LIFE Scholarship

LIFE Scholarship is one of DevXchange’s oldest and most successful projects. Lead member, Tessema Bitew has provided approximately 500 scholarships of varying sizes to students in Ethiopia. In a country where most families cannot even afford uniforms to send their kids to school in, LIFE Scholarship provides a opportunity for

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Project Spotlight

Pelletier Teenage Mothers Foundation (PTMOF) Kitchen Renovations PTMOF is a program based in Uganda aimed at providing a solid foundation for teenage mothers so that they can provide for their children, reach their own goals and reintegrate back into their families and communities. Part of the program is providing vocational

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Project Spotlight – Mozambique

Chosen Children – a Year in Review Chosen Children is dedicated to improving the lives of many children in Mozambique by providing education, malaria prevention and basic needs. Though out 2014 Chosen Children provided basic needs like soap, plates, blankets, clothing and school materials to 80 families, including 350 children.

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