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Today we’ll learn how Christmas is celebrated in Ghana.

⛪️ Christmas in Ghana is all about church and family. Churches are full on Christmas day, and many dress up in colourful clothes to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Families take the time to travel home to visit their families and celebrate together. People give gifts to each other, but groceries and produce are the most common gifts.

🎶 This popular Christmas song in Ghana is in Twi, a very common language in Ghana.

Stay tuned for a video of greetings and Merry Christmas from Ghana!

🎁 You can give Baskets of Love in the name of your children and grandchildren. 🎁

Give us a call at 1.888.702.9805 and request cards so you can hand write your own greeting. Don't delay!

Today, the second week of advent begins with the lighting of the Peace candle.

“Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid” John 14:27

⭐️ Leading up to Christmas, we will be featuring stories from our partners about their Christmas traditions! ⭐️

First up: Guatemala 🇬🇹

🎄 Nativity: Guatemala’s Nativities are a little different than ours, as they build them around the Christmas tree, and sometimes fill an entire room full of figures, houses, animals, hills, to resemble Bethlehem.

🚶🚶‍♂️Journey to Bethlehem: From Dec. 15 to 23, neighbour's meet every evening in a different home recreating Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, asking for “posada” (a place to stay overnight). People read the story of Christmas, and eat together.

🎆 Fireworks: These are very popular around Christmas in Guatemala: at midnight on the 24th, many are lit, as people wish each other a merry Christmas. More fireworks happen the 25th at noon and 6pm.

Stay tuned to learn more about #Christmas around the world!

HIV/AIDS emerged in Africa in the early 1960’s, and by the 1980’s had become a global epidemic. Cases spread most quickly in Southern Africa, and historically this region has accounted for 2/3 of all cases. Over 15 million Africans have already died. However, the impact of AIDS doesn’t stop there, as it impacts the next generation, affecting education, gender inequality, economic growth, and more…

International Needs supports 2 projects that mitigate the effects of AIDS in Africa. Clinique Papillon in the DR Congo provides healthcare to AIDS survivors, while our partner in Zambia supports orphans of the AIDS epidemic by providing them with an education, healthcare, and nutritious food.

If you feel passionate about HIV/AIDS and want to help us mitigate its effects, call our office at 1.888.702.9805 or email info@internationalneeds.ca

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👏 Happy Giving Tuesday! 👏

With this gift, you are contributing towards positive change around the world, with chickens, food, protection, clean water, education, and child development, and COVID relief.

Thank you for your constant support throughout.

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

This week marks the beginning of advent in the Christian tradition, which is a season of joyful anticipation leading up to Christmas. In worship services around the world yesterday, congregations lit the HOPE candle. Advent is a celebration of the PAST, when Christ came to redeem the world, gratitude for the PRESENT, as we journey with him through the joys and trials of life, and the FUTURE, as we look forward to his coming again. Our prayer is that each of you will experience this hope over the next four weeks.

🚑 Do you feel called to help alleviate the global impact of COVID-19? 🚑

All year we’ve been hearing about the impact of COVID-19 on our partners across the globe. From sexual abuse to the loss of employment, this gift will help reduce the impact of this disease by providing medicine, food, water, sanitation, and more.

We’re extremely fortunate in Canada to have access to vaccines, excellent healthcare, remote work and learning, among other things. MANY people around the world are not as fortunate.

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

Guatemala child mortality rate: 24.5 under-5 deaths per 1,000 births
Canada child mortality rate: 4.9 under-5 deaths per 1,000 births

👶 If you feel a passion for helping mothers and children, this Basket of Love is for you! Funds will go towards training pregnant mothers for healthy pregnancies, training midwives in high-risk deliveries, and then training new mothers in raising healthy children. 👶

This Basket will change the lives of mothers and children in Guatemala in a very tangible way.

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

🎓 This Basket of Love will empower vulnerable women at the Lydia Vocational center. Women are faced with significant discrimination in Nepal. They often work very physically demanding jobs, and typically aren’t permitted to attend school. Child marriage is also very common. 🎓

Each student at Lydia learns literacy, sewing, cooking, nutrition, sanitation, domestic violence, and HIV/AIDS. Each woman is equipped to start her own business and is encouraged to share her knowledge with at least 5 others in the community, multiplying the impact of this gift.

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

This $50 Basket of Love helps dig a well to provide drinking water to 5000 people in the Village of Lah, Burkina Faso. Clean water is transformational in the way it reduces disease and improves the health and well-being of those who need it most. Accessible drinking water also liberates women and children who spend hours walking to collect water for their families.

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

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🛡This Basket of Love rescues children from abuse and provides them with a loving safe haven with a bed, food, and an education. 🛡

Physical and sexual abuse of children spiked in the Kawangware Slum of Nairobi, Kenya during the pandemic. In response, RHYCO built a safe-house for these vulnerable children. This basket enables RHYCO to continue this absolutely crucial work.

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

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🍏 This $35 gift provides a family in Bangladesh with nutritious food for an entire month. The basket includes local staples like rice, lentils, flour, potato, cooking oil, and salt, ensuring they get the calories and nutrients they need to survive. 🍏

The pandemic was especially difficult on low-income parents who lost their jobs and struggled to put food on the table. This basket of food will change lives!

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

🐓 Basket of Love #1 is a $25 gift that purchases 5 chickens for the ZACTS school for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. The poultry farm teaches students about raising livestock, provides the school with income, and gives students a source of protein. 🐓

Click the link in our bio to give today and to see the entire catalogue. 100% of your gift goes to the cause. Thank you!

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Welcome to Baskets of Love 2021! This year’s catalogue includes gifts that will make a big difference to children and families who have been struggling with the economic fallout of COVID-19.

🎁 Visit the link in our bio to find the perfect gift 🎁

Marshall Smith is a REALTOR in Halifax NS, who, as a part of our RISE Network of purpose driven REALTORS, have decided to donate a portion of their closing commissions to our program in Guatemala.

We wanted to celebrate the sale of one of his houses, for which he contributed $240 to Guatemala! Thank you Marshall for all your hard work, and for your genuine desire to help others.

Click the link in our bio to learn more and join the RISE network

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Let’s be motivated to live a purposeful life this beautiful Monday morning, using the gifts we’ve been give to make a difference in someone else’s life.

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Average life expectancy has risen drastically over the past 100 years, especially in the global North.

For example: In 1900, the world average was just 31.5 years, which increased to 47 by 1950.

In Canada, average life expectancy was 82.9 years in 2020. 84.7 for women, 81.1 for men.

How might this number compare to life expectancy in Ghana, Uganda, or the DR Congo? What about Bangladesh or Guatemala? What do you think?

Check in next Friday to find out!

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic that swept through Zambia in the late 1990’s-early 2000’s left behind a generation of orphaned children. While mortality rates have levelled off in recent years, 11.5% of those 15-49 still live with the virus!

In 2012, International Needs donors stepped in to support the ZACTS school for orphans and vulnerable children, which had only 80 students and was in danger of closing. Today the school is thriving, with more than 650 students, and a large agricultural program that provides funding for the school.

Thank you for your support!
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