Africa

At Mtshabezi Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe, MCC is helping mothers get the medical care they need and avoid passing HIV on to their newborn babies. Sipho Ncube began receiving care for HIV at the hospital before her 3-year-old daughter Privilege was born. Ncube, holding baby Quincy, is pictured with daughter Princess. (MCC Photo/Richard Ndlovu)

Victor Ncube is a 3-month-old baby at Isaiah’s Baby Home in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, which provides basic services for abandoned or orphaned children. At any given time, up to 20 children at the home receive free health-care services and nutritional assistance, with the support of Mennonite Central Committee. About 830 women die each day due to…

Read more Reaching both mother and child

Students at Loreto Girls Secondary School perform a song

Could you imagine a world where all children have the same rights and opportunities? A world where school-age children, boys and girls, receive adequate education? According to the United Nations, about 57 million children do not attend school globally, with half from sub-Saharan Africa. The lack of opportunity and infrastructure in education is a hurdle…

Read more Empowering girls in South Sudan

Peace Club members at Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Islamic Secondary School in Wase Plateau State, Nigeria

Across the globe, the importance of young people and their involvement in a sustainable future is both evident and indispensable. People under 30 now make up the majority of the world’s population. About 600 million of these young people live in areas affected by conflict and instability. Last year, the United Nations Security Council adopted…

Read more Blessed are the peacemakers

Left to right: Dr. Christian Isichie, coordinator/founder of Faith Alive Foundation; Mugu Bako, MCC Nigeria; Charles Kwuelum, MCC Washington Office

In March, I met with Hannatu Anthony* one of the beneficiaries of free medications, treatments and socio-economic empowerment programs made possible by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) support for the Faith Alive Clinic in Jos, Nigeria. Hannatu Anthony was pregnant and receiving free prenatal services and medical care at the Faith Alive Clinic. The clinic offers…

Read more Rejected and stigmatized, but saved by your love

The United States Capitol Building.

It is always important to engage with your elected officials, but it is particularly important in an election year like this one. U.S. government policies greatly impact people’s lives in this country and around the world. Those who are poor or marginalized are often affected the most. As Christians, we must educate ourselves about candidates’…

Read more A resource for the 2016 election

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As the world strives to increase sustainable development and respond to new priorities alongside emerging and changing circumstances, donors and international actors are prompted to be sensitive to fundamental shifts. These holistic shifts include science, technology, policies, institutions, capacity development and investments that are moderated by ethics and inspired by the common good. For example,…

Read more Sustainable food security and holistic partnership