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Even though it’s been nearly seven years since I moved to Seattle, as a southern transplant living in the Pacific Northwest I still struggle to adjust this time of year. With the return of gloomy skies, rainy weather and very short days, I find myself seeking out bits of inspiration and joy to get that warm, cozy feeling that helps get me in the autumn spirit! While hot soups, the beautiful colors of changing leaves and crisp morning walks certainly help, Global Impact thought we’d put together something even more effective in curing the winter blues.   This month we are...

Charity Photos

  • Title: A program participant in Ban Mae Surin with her new poultry
  • Charity: Church World Service, Inc.
  • Country: Thailand
  • Photo Credit: Photo courtesy TBC

  • Title: Joseph Grows/Tanzania
  • Charity: Church World Service
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Photo Credit: Church World Service

  • Title: Pigs mean hope for families in Haiti
  • Charity: Church World Service, Inc.
  • Country: Haiti
  • Photo Credit: Church World Service

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When we give nature care and help it grow, we often end up growing with it. This philosophy can be seen at the vegetable farm at a refugee camp in Tanzania. In this vegetable garden, refugees learn about sustainable organic vegetable farming and combat food shortages in the camp. As the program participants grow with knowledge, the plants and vegetables they care for grow with them. With the support of our partner, Canadian Food Grains Bank, our vegetable farming program provides training on vegetable production, nutrition and marketing techniques of farm products for refugees living at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. So far we have reached 810 refugees and their households, totaling about 4,050 individuals. Moize Munenwa Joseph, 22, spends most of his day under the sun, tending to the vegetable garden. Joseph, who came from Congo as a refugee, had little knowledge about sustainable farming before coming to Tanzania. He told...