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Eve

May 18, 2018
Eve lives in Uganda. She is married and has three children in primary school. As part of an Income Enhancement Program, Eve was trained in Improved Maize Growing and applied for support to start a maize enterprise. In June 2017, Eve harvested 1,500 kilograms of maize grain and paid back her loan. She sold some of the maize to buy a young cow. The remaining maize was kept for her family’s use, and to reinvest during the next planting season. Eve’s household is now food secure. Thank you!




Happy Mothers Day

May 13, 2018
Wishing you a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday! A mother’s love is a force of nature. In the famous words of Robert Browning, “All love begins and ends there.” On Mother’s Day, honour the women in your life for the love and sacrifices they make for the wellbeing of others. You can also reach out to mothers and babies in Guatemala and save lives by supporting our unique 65 by Sixty-Five campaign.




Teacher Appreciation

May 9, 2018
On Teacher Appreciation Week, make an effort to bless a teacher with a thank you note, homemade goodies, or words of encouragement. Let them know that you appreciate their hard work and their investment in the next generation of leaders, and commit to pray for them regularly.




Jackie

April 26, 2018
Jackie, a mother of 4, was abandoned by her husband. When her children were enrolled in International Needs’ Sponsorship program, life took a turn for the better. With her children’s school fees and school supplies paid for by their sponsors, Jackie is able to put food on the table with ease. She operates a fresh food stall at the local market in Buikwe, Uganda. “I’m very grateful for my children’s sponsors. Their support has made a big difference in the life of our family.” Jackie




65 BY SixtyFive

April 19, 2018
Aggie Stretch is turning her upcoming milestone 65th birthday into an opportunity to support an important cause. Aggie will raise $65,000 for maternal health in Guatemala where the maternal mortality rate is shocking. Out of 1000 mothers giving birth, 140 will die from preventable causes. In comparison, the average maternal death in Canada is 7 to every 100,000 live births. To learn more about Aggie’s important work, please visit www.65bysixtyfive.com

 









Congratulations!

April 5, 2018
Dorothy Amponsah rejoices with her mother and her former Head Teacher after her graduation from the University of Ghana with a first-class honors in Business Administration. She’s on course to achieving her dream of becoming a Chartered Accountant. “My family and I are so grateful to my sponsors and International Needs for their support. They made it possible for me to receive an education.” Dorothy

 





Happy Easter!

April 1, 2018
May the Lord bless your home with the joy of Easter morning! The angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid! he said, “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen…” The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy. Matthew 28:5-6, 8

 





Good Friday

March 30, 2018

As we prepare to celebrate the joy of Easter morning, let us pause to remember the agony of Good Friday, and the love that led Jesus to the cross to pay a debt we could never pay.

 





#WorldWaterDay2018

March 22, 2018

A safe and easily accessible water supply is essential for good health. In Limuru, Kenya, the people are celebrating the dedication of the new borehole. Many thanks to all who supported this very important project.

 





#WorldWaterDay2018

March 21, 2018

DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .

80% of all the world's wastewater flows back into the rivers and oceans without being treated?

 





#WorldWaterDay2018

March 20, 2018

DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .

Up to 40 billion tonnes of loose topsoil gets washed into our water every year?

 





#WorldWaterDay2018

March 19, 2018

DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .

Floods, droughts and storms have affected over 4 billion people and caused $1 Trillion of damage in the past 25 years?

 





#WorldWaterDay2018

March 16, 2018

DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .

Restoring ecosystems creates jobs in areas like recreation, fishing, forestry and agriculture.

 




Celebrate the women in your life.

March 8, 2018

Consider strong women of generations past and think of the contributions they made so that you can enjoy the opportunities you have today. You too can have a powerful impact on other women. Empower marginalized women in the developing world - it is an important step in breaking their cycle of poverty.


Support the Lydia Vocational Training Centre . . .






A Night of Celebration

March 1, 2018

Children and young people from the Rose of Sharon School in Colombia presented a night of celebration with samples of the school's children's clothing. The clothes were designed and made by women in the school's workshop. The project supports single moms and older women in the community and helps improve their quality of life. As the project grows it will also support the Rose of Sharon School.


Support the Rose of Sharon School . . .






Bibles for Doblogonno's Students!

February 27, 2018

A Spiritual Life Conference was held at Ghana's Doblogonno School. Four hundred and sixty-one students from Doblogonno and neighbouring communities received Bibles as an important part of International Needs holistic approach to transforming communities. Thank you for your support!







A Very Present Help in Times of Trouble

February 20, 2018

A young Kenyan girl asks big questions of God and discovers that He has his ways of caring for His own and meeting their needs.









Happy Family Day!

February 19, 2018

Celebrate the importance of family at home and in your community. As you enjoy this special day, please consider how you can help street children as young as 5 years old in Kawangware, Kenya, who have no family to care for them. Support the Street Children Centre and let them know that someone cares.






Keeping up with the times in Colombia

February 16, 2018

Colombian students at the Rose of Sharon School are increasing their odds at succeeding in the marketplace by learning English as a second language.








“Street Boy” Book to Help Fund Residence for Street Children in Bangladesh

February 15, 2018

International Needs advocate, Donna Michalek, has written a new book entitled, “Street Boy”, highlighting the needs of street children in Bangladesh.








Growth at ZACTS OVC Community School

February 14, 2018

100% Success Rate for the Graduating Class at ZACTS OVC Community School. One of the happiest moments in the history of ZACTS School for Orphans and Vulnerable Children was to see all 28 pupils in grade seven graduate and become eligible for secondary education.









Happy Valentines Day!

February 14, 2018

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing the love with children and families in need around the world.







Savar Children's Village

February 1, 2018

Savar Children's Village for Girls is a place where children are allowed to be children. 193 orphaned and vulnerable girls live at Savar in a safe and loving environment where they receive the care they need, and a good education. Your support helps make this possible. Thank you!







Ephphata School for the Deaf Solar Panels

January 19, 2018

Teachers and students at Ephphata School for the Deaf in the DR Congo are rejoicing over the new Solar Panels recently installed at the school, supplying a steady flow of electricity and helping classes run more smoothly. “Words can hardly express our gratitude for this incredible gift.” Tshinyama Kalosa, Principal.







Rose of Sharon School

January 12, 2018

Thanks to you, English as a second language has come to Colombian children at the Rose of Sharon School. Research shows that there are many benefits to being able to speak more than one language. Thank you!







Happy New Year!

January 1, 2018

Thank you for making 2017 a year rich in blessing and renewed hope for so many! Wishing you and your family much love, joy, and peace in 2018. God bless you!.







Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2017

Joy to the world the Lord has come, and our lives will never be the same! On behalf of all of us at International Needs Canada, we would like to wish you a blessed Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We look forward to serving you and partnering with you in 2018.







Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017

“I lost my parents three years ago and since then I have been living on the streets. Nobody cares about me, and people don’t want to look at me. I’m trash. I don’t want to live on the streets, but I have nobody. It’s the only way to survive.” • Githira

International Needs’ Drop-in Centre for Street Children reaches out to vulnerable children and offers them food, counselling, clothes, clean drinking water, medical attention, and HOPE! Please give generously today and save the lives of street children.









Discovery Tours

November 24, 2017

Each year we travel with men and women to various countries around the world establishing hope in communities devastated by poverty and injustice. You can participate by joining us, supporting and serving alongside teams of men and women from communities in need.









Passing on a LEGACY OF LOVE

November 23, 2017

Anthony Balch leaves a legacy of love that continues to impact a young girl and her family, and a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Victoria.






One Family's PATH TO RECOVERY

November 22, 2017

Sushila Mijar’s life changed in the blink of an eye. Her village in the Dolakha district of Nepal at the epicentre of the earthquake, was completely destroyed including her home and all their domestic animals.






International Children's Day

November 20, 2017

International Children’s Day dates back to 1925 when the world community got together in Geneva to discuss the wellbeing of children. Children bring so much joy to our lives and deserve to be loved, nourished, protected, and encouraged to reach their full potential.




Lydia Vocational Training Centre
EMPOWERING WOMEN IN NEPAL

November 20, 2017

Graduates of the Lydia Vocational Training Centre are excited about the new opportunities available to them, thanks to their newly acquired knowledge in tailoring, music, cooking, and teaching.






International Men's Day

November 19, 2017

Celebrate the contribution men and boys make in your life, the life of your family, among your friends, in your work place and community, and the nations of the world. Show appreciation for the sacrifices they make for the greater good of all. #InternationalMensDay





Baskets of Love

November 7, 2017

As temperatures cool and winter draws near, you can help bring warmth and a smile to a child in need through our Baskets of Love. Baskets of Love are a great way to spread good cheer beyond family and friends, and include those who’s Christmas doesn’t look quite so bright. With four Baskets of Love to choose from, sharing hope this Christmas has never been easier.






One More Sleep to the Ride for Refuge!


September 29, 2017

Time to get those last few donations in and make a difference in the lives of Dhaka’s street children. Dress warm on ride day, in layers, as it looks like a cold morning. If you feel the chill, let it be a reminder of what it’s like for children sleeping on the streets. Thanks for all your efforts!






Stories of Faith from Canadian Charities


September 28, 2017

International Needs Canada is featured in CCCC’s newest blog: Stories of Faith from Canadian Charities. Please visit their blog, like us, and share us on social media. The more people who like, comment and share our post, the more people will hear about the great work of International Needs! Thanks so much for your support.






Ride for Refuge is in Less Than Two Weeks!


September 19, 2017

There are approximately 450,000 street children living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Not only do they live on the streets but they are involved in child labour. This is why we RIDE! To raise money for our Drop-In Centre in Bangladesh. Learn how YOU can help street children in Bangladesh.






Ride for Refuge is Three Weeks Away!


September 8, 2017

Many of you have heard and seen that every year we participate in the Ride for Refuge. Maybe you are wondering, “What is it?” or “Why are you doing it?” We want to answer those questions to show you why we do this! Follow the link below to find out.






Back To School!


September 5, 2017

September is here, and children near and far are experiencing the excitement of being back in the classroom with new teachers, new classmates, and many new things to learn. Students at Doblogonno Community School in Ghana are thrilled about their new building project: a new classroom block which will house a library. A love of reading is a powerful tool that often inspires students to reach for their dreams. Will you help add 1,000 books to their new library? Your gift of any amount will place books in the hands of children and put them on a path to greater learning.






Happy Labour Day!


August 31, 2017

Did you know that Labour Day is an annual holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers? Labour Day began with the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. Great idea! In Canada, we celebrate Labour Day on the first Monday in September, which is considered the unofficial end of summer, with students returning to school. We hope you enjoy the Labour Day weekend and find some time to rest and relax.




Textbooks for Buikwe Schools


August 25, 2017

Heartfelt thanks goes out to Forestview Community Church in Grimsby, Ontario for donating funds for textbooks to Buikwe schools in Uganda. “On behalf of the entire school community, we thank you so much for the textbooks. They have put smiles on the faces of our students and teachers, and added a lot of value to the academic performance of the students at Buikwe Secondary School. May the good Lord bless you!”




From Sheds to Classrooms


August 24, 2017

Ghana’s Lasivenu Community now has a proper Junior High School Building where students can study in comfort. Their old classrooms were made with straw and had a thatched roof that leaked when it rained. This disrupted their lessons and had a negative impact on the students’ academic performance. In a ceremony commemorating the new building, the children sang and danced to show their joy and appreciation for the investment made on their behalf.




We could not have done it without you!


August 16, 2017

We’re well on our way to realizing the dream of many children in Naogoan. Phase one of the expansion of the Naogoan Free School has been fully funded! Hundreds of children on the waiting list will soon be able to go to school. Thank you!




Good News Clubs are Impacting Children in Kibera


August 8, 2017

International Needs Kenya holds “Good News Clubs” every Saturday morning in the Kibera slum, just outside of Nairobi. On average, 75 to 90 children come to learn about the love of God. They enjoy a warm meal, play games, and make fun crafts. The Clubs are hosted by the local church. The children’s lives are being transformed and provide a strong witness for Jesus to their neighbours and friends.




Sharing His Bounty


August 3, 2017

Read “Aunt Shirley’s” story as she shares her joy in supporting children at risk.








Ride For Refuge 2017 - Walking and Rolling!


August 2, 2017

Join the fun, bring the kids! Don’t feel comfortable on a bicycle? There’s also a 5km walk.





Happy 150th Canada!


August 1, 2017

Learn about some of the ordinary men and women who put their faith into action and contributed to the fabric of our nation.





Clean Water for Limuru, Kenya


July 28, 2017

You cared, you supported, and you’re making a huge difference in the lives of the families living in Limuru.





Lives are saved through our IMPACT Program in Guatemala


July 27, 2017

Flor, a Comitancillo woman, delivered a child at home but did not fully deliver the afterbirth. Feeling something was wrong, she went to a local clinic and was told she was fine and sent home. When an IMPACT team visited Flor they realized she was in desperate need of medical attention. She was rushed to the hospital, received the appropriate treatment, and her life was saved. Thank you so much for supporting our IMPACT Program, which provides maternal health care in Guatemala.



Canada's Ambassador to the DR Congo visits Ephphata School 


July 20, 2017

“We had a lovely visit at Ephphata School for the Deaf in Lubumbashi. Simple but lovely facilities, obvious love and commitment by the staff, and truly welcoming students.” • Ms. Martin [...]





Do You Hear What I Hear?


July 15, 2017

Did you know that the human rights of Deaf people are still routinely violated in virtually all countries, including Canada? [...]





Graduation at Lydia Vocational
Training Centre


June 23, 2017

Twenty very excited young Nepali women graduated from the Lydia Vocational Training Centre. The graduation was attended by many guests and was a time of real celebration. Rokaya, one of the graduates shared, “I am so happy to have fulfilled my dream. Now I hope to open a small tailoring shop. Thank you so much for the sewing machine. I am grateful to all our sponsors for supporting us and changing the course of our lives.”



Amanda's Legacy


May 18, 2017

Sharon and John Kelsall walk in their late daughter’s footsteps and travel to Ghana to visit their sponsored child. [...]





$50 By Fifty a Success!


December 21, 2016

Our hats are off to Pat, Angela, Michelle, Pauline, Clary, Michaeleen, and Darcelle whose selfless dedication raised $50,000 for orphans and vulnerable children at ZACTS OVC School. The school’s Growing Change Poultry Project is thriving. Well done ladies! We pray that many will follow your example and find creative ways to help bring lasting change to communities in need around the world. [...]





Springs of Living Water

John's Prayers Answered


September 2, 2015

John, a 10-year-old child orphan at ZACTS School in Zambia, was probably more thrilled than most of his classmates, this August, to see water coming from a newly installed tap at school. His life became much easier. [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

Graduates of Lydia Vocational Training Centre take up the Challenge to Help Rebuild their Communities


July 2, 2015

Despite the disruption of classes caused by two earthquakes and countless aftershocks in Nepal this spring, graduation ceremonies for the 35th graduating class of students from the Lydia Vocational Training were held on June 14, 2015. [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

A Nervous Tension Hangs in the Air


June 3, 2015

The quaking of the earth stops after a minute or two but the fear in people’s hearts and mental anxiety to find safe and secure living conditions lingers still [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

International Needs Nepal Delivery Trucks Overturn in Two Road Accidents


May 29, 2015

Road conditions are a major obstacle to relief delivery. We request your prayers and your continued generosity as we manage these and many other obstacles on the road to recovery  [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

Status of Nepalese Children Sponsored by International Needs Canada


May 22, 2015

Despite the chaos, electronic communication and transportation challenges resulting from the recent earthquakes and aftershocks in Nepal, International Needs Nepal has been working diligently to verify the status of children sponsored by donors around the world.  [...]





Child Sponsorship Success Story

Canadian Sponsors in Action


May 22, 2015

Through the achievements of students like Susan Nankya, International Needs Uganda celebrates the contributions of Canadian sponsors to their efforts to transform lives and change communities over the last 20 years  [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

Earthquake Survival Experiences of Sponsored Children


May 15, 2015

While donors who contribute to our child sponsorship program can rest assured that, so far, none of the children they faithfully support each month are known to have been were physically harmed in the recent earthquakes and aftershocks, several of them experienced the loss of their homes and are struggling for security in the aftermath of the catastrophe  [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

Second Earthquake and Multiple Aftershocks Shaking Hearts


May 13, 2015

As more buildings collapse, people avoid the indoors. Landslides cause roadblocks…
A climate of panic and fear has gripped Nepal in the wake of the second earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 that has rocked the country in less than three weeks. [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

Delivering Relief to Tippeni and Surrounding Villages


May 11, 2015

The Executive Director of International Needs Nepal, Esther Thapa, says distributing relief supplies effectively, like medical triage, requires common sense, co-ordination and human kindness…
After her relief mission to Lamasagu, Esther says she received a flood of requests for assistance. But none touched her heart like one she received from a journalist in Sindupalchok. A man he knew in Tippeni village contacted him begging for  [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

International Needs Nepal Delivers Aid for Relief and Recovery to Lamasagu Village, Sindhupalchok


May 7, 2015

Video and Photographs of International Needs relief activities worth a thousand words…
Four days after returning from her reconnaissance mission to Lamasagu Village by motorcycle, Esther Thapa, Executive Director of International Needs Nepal returned in a truck to meet the most urgent needs [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

International Needs First Responders Bring Food, Shelter and Hope to Remote Communities


May 5, 2015

Days after the tragedy, Esther Thapa, Executive Director of International Needs Nepal and Lydia Vocational Training Centre, decided to verify conflicting accounts of the tragedy, and became the first relief worker to witness the devastation in some remote communities hardest hit by the quake [...]





Relief for Nepal Update

International Needs Canada Invites You to Join our Response


April 29, 2015

Feed and Shelter our Children, Women, and Families in Hard-Hit Communities…
In the wake of one of the worst natural disasters in living memory, International Needs Canada urges you to give whole-heartedly and generously: help us bring immediately needed relief to the hundreds of sponsored children and women in our care who are directly affected by the disaster. [...]





Shelter in the Time of Storm

A House for Mr. Musisi


February, 2015

Mr. Musisi thanked God for mercy and compassion when his life was spared after a car accident that crippled him. He was rushed to Mulago Hospital for treatment, but had no money to pay for the regiment of treatment the doctors had prescribed. [...]





Job Kafeero: Business Mogul in the Making

A Mother’s Business Savvy Makes the Most of a Sponsorship Opportunity


February, 2015

When Job Kafeero began receiving sponsorship support as a student Makonge Primary Secondary School in 2009, it marked a turning point in his life, and sent ripples of success to his family and the larger community. [...]





Transforming Lives, Changing Communities

Changing Neighbourhoods and Cultures One Parent at a Time…


February, 2015

“I am Teopistar Najjingo, and I am grateful to International Needs Uganda for the blessings you have brought to my life and to the lives of my children. I would like to thank you for the talks you give to us, as parents, on parenting. A few months ago I reached a turning point in my life at a parent’s meeting that International Needs had organized. [...]





Water, Water Everywhere and Perfectly Safe To Drink!

Clean Water Infrastructure Project Revitalizes Three Rural Ugandan Communities


November, 2014

International Needs Uganda is pleased to announce that two water wells constructed by funding from International Needs Canada to serve Kokola-Gimbo and Bugoya communities are now fully functional [...]





International Needs Nepal - Executive Director's Cut

In the Field, on the Road, Beyond the Call of Duty…


November, 2014

As I write this report, I thank God for the 33rd batch of Lydia graduates. On Sunday June 29, 22 women graduated from Lydia. Because it is monsoon season, we were worried that rain would ruin graduation ceremonies. But we asked for good weather for just one day and our God who answers prayers blessed us with beautiful sun. [...]





Measuring the Impact of Vocational Training at Lydia


November, 2014

In the spring and summer of 2014 International Needs Nepal (travelling rough, narrow, sloppy and dangerous roadways by bike and hired scooters) conducted a study to get a snapshot of the impact that training at Lydia had made in the lives of its graduates. [...]





Child Sponsorship Success Story

Orphan, Fisherman, Cook, Student, Graduate, Teacher


November, 2014

I dropped out of school at 12 years old because my guardian could no longer afford to pay my fees. My father had died when I was much younger; he and my mother had divorced. The only option I had left was to go fishing like other parentless boys in my village.  [...]





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