Regaining Hope

Thirty years ago, Zoje and Skender were happily married in the town of Dojan in Tropojë, Albania. At that time, the country was in the grips of a brutal communist regime. Despite a crumbling economy,…

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People Power

According to the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI), Moldova is one of Europe’s poorest countries. In rural areas – that rely heavily on agriculture – communities are struck by poverty and hardship. In 2018, together…

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Cyclone relief aid in Mozambique

Two weeks ago, cyclone Idai raged across Mozambique. The chaos is indescribable and the situation it far from over. Many have been hungry for weeks. People are literally fighting for bread and there is a…

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Village Community Banking

Putting money aside to invest in a better life is common practice for many people in countries like the Netherlands. Yet in third world regions – where the average family struggles to put food on…

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Wearing your period with pride

Have you ever been away during the heaviest day of your period, without tampons or sanitary towels? I’ve been there – peeking in toilets, searching for a convenience store… But, after my trip to Tanzania,…

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Dorcas in Yemen

It’s a crisis of staggering proportions: A child dies every 10 minutes. 14 million people are at risk of starving to death. And 22 million in peril need assistance and protection as a devastating war…

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Announcement about Nico Hoogenraad

Herewith we like to inform you that our CFO, Mr. Nico Hoogenraad, will leave Dorcas as per April 1st , 2019. As from that date he will take up his new role as Associate Pastor…

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Cooking for a stronger planet

Woodfuel is the most common form of energy used for cooking and heating households in Tanzania. In poor, rural communities, women rely heavily on traditional stoves – associated with a host of diseases. And while…

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Dorcas signs manifest for toilets

Minister Kaag stated in the Policy Notice ‘Investing in Perspective’ that 50 million more people must have access to sanitary facilities by 2030 (SGD6), with an interim target of providing 12 million extra people with…

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New project succesfully started in Tanzania

In September, Dorcas launched the project Menstrual Hygiene Management for Her. The project is a collaboration with the Handeni District in Tanzania and will be carried out in twenty five villages in the region. It…

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DRA: working for increased impact

The new DRA Impact Report provides a summary of our activities during 2017 – including details of joint humanitarian responses in 11 countries. The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) was established in 2015 to improve the…

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CASH grants: help where it is most needed

70% of the population of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions live below the poverty line. The protracted conflict has caused prices to rise and income to go down due to lower salaries, increased unemployment and…

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