Covenant World Relief is the relief arm of the Covenant Church. As a Covenant Church, we have pledged some of our mission giving to support this important work. We recently received an update that I wanted to share with you.
Clean water. Education for refugees. A community center serving the needs of entire families—babies, children, mothers, fathers, grandparents. HIV/ AIDS education. Seeds to plant and land to farm. Empowering women. Human rights advocacy. This is just a sample of the impact Covenant World Relief projects are having around the world. Twenty-one new community development projects have just been recommended by the Commission on Covenant World Relief and approved by the ECC Executive Board. These ministries are in addition to several other ongoing projects and CWR’s disaster response.
These projects all embody one of the core values of CWR: partnering with others. Partnership empowers local ministry, increases local involvement, reduces overhead, and facilitates immediate response to the most vulnerable. By working with others, CWR is able to leverage human and financial resources to have a more significant impact.
Together with churches and Christian organizations throughout the world, Covenant World Relief is loving, serving, and working together with the poor, the powerless, and the marginalized in the name of Christ.
The Projects . . .
- Afghanistan Well Project. Clean water in a poor village with no potable water
- Albania Community Health Evangelism (CHE). Construction of sewer mains, training and education for an entire community
- Bangladesh Water Project. Access to clean water, toilets and hygiene education for the urban poor
- Central African Republic Farming. Vegetable and field crops, pasture, livestock and aquaculture project
- Central Asia Animal Loan Project. Providing a central herd of sheep to be loaned to community members to create their own herd so they can provide a sustainable livelihood for their families
- Central Asia Micro-Enterprise. Small business in agriculture and reforestation to provide for community needs
- Central Asia Peanut Butter Business. Micro-financing of a peanut butter business for the local community as a training facility in business as well as to provide nutritional support for local orphans
- Colombia Chicken-Egg Project. Chicken-egg production for nutrition and financial support of a school for at-risk children
- Colombia Education Center. Construction of a day center for early childhood education and community support for the elderly
- East Asia Water. Water pasteurization, education on the health and environmental risks of coal burning
- India for Christ Ministries (IFCM). Holistic community development and sustainable livelihood support
- India Rural Evangelical Foundation (IREF). Community development projects that will provide clean water, access to toilet facilities, microfinance loans to begin small business, education of children
- India Tribal Projects with Covenant Social Services and Hindustani Covenant Church. Holistic community development in rural areas targeting tribal and low-caste communities by providing women’s empowerment, access to healthcare, micro-finance, education
- India Truthseekers. Caste reconciliation and community development projects
- Kenya Education. Schooling for Congolese refugees in partnership with the Evangelical Covenant Church of Kenya
- Sudan At-Risk Children. Provision of food, vocational training and emotional support for vulnerable and orphaned children, Evangelical Covenant Church of Sudan
- Thailand Fish Farm. Tilapia production system in the HIV/ AIDS-affected community
- Togo Fistula Repair. Fistula repair surgery for women with training, loans and micro-enterprise support after their surgery
- VietNam Vocational Training. Vocational training for children living on the street in urban areas
- Advocacy to end hunger. With Bread for the World, we are urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad
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