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Bicycles, boats, and boda bodas

Bicycles, boats, and boda bodas

The old, wooden boat slid its way through the waters of Lake Kivu. The boat’s passengers steered the vessel, laden with heavy food boxes, toward Ishwa Island in Rwanda. They could see the shoreline in the distance, which could only be reached by boat. It was full of...
Jonas was drowning in debt against the coronavirus

Jonas was drowning in debt against the coronavirus

As a mother, I would do anything to make sure my sons have what they need to succeed. That’s why I was so touched by Jonas’ story. He was doing everything right as a father, but the coronavirus still kept him from providing for his family. Jonas worked hard to put...
Rwanda: Surviving poverty, pregnancy, and a global pandemic

Rwanda: Surviving poverty, pregnancy, and a global pandemic

“None of our business is working because the borders are closed because of COVID-19.” Gaudance and her husband are hard workers. Her husband used to be a truck driver, transporting goods from Rwanda into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Gaudance also worked...
Rwandan Christians are praying for YOU

Rwandan Christians are praying for YOU

Have you ever noticed that Christians in the most challenging of circumstances often have the strongest faith? Recently, I received a letter from our dear friend and partner in Rwanda explaining how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his nation. I knew the...
Maria, the miracle cow

Maria, the miracle cow

Maria is an average cow. In fact, by American cattle standards, she could even be considered a bit skinny. But, to the children at one school in Rwanda, Maria is a living miracle. When this school first began in 2008, it was little more than a few buildings in a...
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