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Former prisoner becomes shoemaker

‘I hope that one day I will be able to expand my company and teach others to become great shoemakers.’ James from Tanzania is a former prisoner who is reintegrating into society with the help…

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Elections in Kenya: do or die race

The Start Network is enabling aid agencies in Kenya act early to mitigate the risk of election violence, in a new way of working for the humanitarian sector. People in Kenya went to the polls…

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Partnerships in Kenya

Dorcas, her local partner North Gem, the local government of Siaya County and water company Maji Milele started a 6-year cooperation this month. These four parties form a public private partnership (PPP). This PPP will…

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Wood Carrier Discovers Her Talents

‘I had no choice but to take the job, even though I heard stories from other women that worried me. Lifting all the firewood gave them a lot of back pain, but still I started…

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Care for Children with a Disability

The eleven year old Nesma used to be stuck at home. Her blindness caused her to barely ever step outside and her fear to be ridiculed stopped her from interacting with others. Nesma’s parents and…

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Dutch organizations support 170.000 war victims in Iraq

In March the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) started humanitarian operations to assist 170.000 highly vulnerable Iraqi civilians affected by the ongoing military operations in Mosul and the Tigris corridor. Displaced families as well as returnees…

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Abdia Has Hope for the Future

This is Abdia. She is living with her three sons and five daughters in Meleb, Ethiopia. Until two years ago, it was difficult for Abdia to take care of her family. ‘I never had the…

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Dorcas starts new project with the help of “Pope for Ukraine”

With the help of the “Pope for Ukraine” charity fund, Dorcas Ukraine will provide financial support to 2.500 people who are heavily impacted by the war in Eastern Ukraine. “Pope for Ukraine” awarded a grant…

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Joint Response in Somalia

Last week, the second phase of the Joint Response in Somalia started. This aid programme consists of Dutch organisations and is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dorcas joined in August and during this…

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Women’s Rights in Egypt

Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day. Women’s rights are dear to our heart and are central in many of our programmes. One of our staff recently visited an agriculture training programme for women in Egypt….

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Migration in Ethiopia

Woord en Daad and Dorcas are starting an extensive programme to meet the challenges of migration in Ethiopia. We will train young people in southern Ethiopia through vocational schooling and access to a job afterward….

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Caritas ukraine: Please Europe, stand up

‘Open all the windows at -10 Celsius, shut off your heating, empty your fridge, wait a few days and you know what life is like in the buffer zone.’ Valentyn Bebik, a Caritas Ukraine aid…

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Dutch Relief Alliance Continues in 2017

130 million people need relief aid to survive. The Dutch government has made 45 million euro available for relief organisations so that they can continue to provide relief in Yemen, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and…

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Best Project Award in Borena, Ethiopia

The Borena Zone Finance and Development Integration Office in Ethiopia has selected our Protracted Crisis and Relief Project in Moyale as the best project in the region. We competed with big NGO’s and we received…

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Adopt A Granny In Tanzania Changes Lives

Tanzania is a wonderful country with beautiful nature and massive safari parks. However, in the midsts of all this beauty there is a lot of pain, insecurity, sorrow and hopelessness. I was able to visit…

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