What We Do
Community development is a structured intervention that gives communities greater control over the conditions that affect their lives. The key to a successful community development program is the unwavering belief that communities do not receive lasting help unless they themselves identify their needs as well as the solutions. Community development is about more than just providing resources; it is also a chance for people to develop skills and reclaim their dignity. World Hope Canada is strongly committed to this principle.
Seed Loan Program
Responding to the needs of local farmers, a seed loan program was created to ensure that all families have the seed they need to harvest the best possible crop. In 2011, a storehouse was constructed to store the grains from the harvest so that when it came time to plant again, there would be seeds available.
Swaziland Feeding Station
The Feeding Station is of great help to the impoverished community of NGCINA. The children are always looking forward to the meals that they receive daily. It is amazing how the consistent feeding of these children is making a difference in their lives, more especially to the children that were born with HIV virus and also those that are already sick with kwashiorkor ( a severe form of malnourishment). It is always difficult for them to take their medication, without food. In this area we have seen something that we have never seen before. Those caring for the children that are taking the HIV medicines always accompany the children to the feeding station and wait for them to get something to eat and then give them the medicine. When they are asked why they do this, they told the caregivers it is because they have nothing to eat at home and they cannot give the children their medicines on empty stomachs.
Fish For Hope
Maman Maria was distraught by her grandchildren dying; she was desperate to change their destiny. She had an opportunity to attend a seminar on raising fish and on her successful completion, was given a subsidy to purchase tools—a shovel and a machete. Today, she has four ponds, has sufficient high protein food for her family and sells the surplus to cover education and healthcare costs. Her grandchildren are now thriving!
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, aquaculture (fish farming) is a strategy that has proven to bring widespread, tangible, and meaningful benefits to the rural poor. Read more . . .