Category Archives : From the Field

Relying on the Land March 29, 2019

This April, the Childcare Worldwide family is embarking on a prayer journey. For 30 days, we’ll be praying for God’s blessing and provision for the hungry children and families we serve around the world. To start us off, Charles, our Director in Uganda is here to share about his own experience with hunger and what it looks like for families today. For more content like this, and to add your voice to 30 Days of Prayer, sign up here.


 

42 years ago, I was born and raised in Buganda, Uganda, a region which was known predominantly as an agricultural region: a food basket and economic power house for Uganda. We would enjoy at least three meals a day, a heavy breakfast at 10am after gardening, lunch at 2pm and dinner at 8pm. Food was always in surplus to accommodate even visitors.

During our primary school times, our mothers would preserve some of the food which we would carry to school for our breakfast and lunch. This was typical of every household because homes produced more than enough food. Almost every household had fruits like mangoes, jackfruits, lemons, passion fruits, (more…)

Field Notes from Asia March 22, 2019

Bill, President of Childcare Worldwide, returned from his first visit to India, Sri Lanka and Thailand last week. We wanted to share some highlights from his trip to Asia!

India

What a blessing it has been to be in Chennai, India to visit our Childcare Worldwide programs! It has been so wonderful to meet our CCW leaders and witness the ministry being provided to the children. (more…)

Tragedy in Solai, Kenya May 14, 2018

On May 9th, tragedy struck the town of Solai in Nakuru County Kenya.

After a long drought, the rains returned with a vengeance, making up for lost time. A large dam in Nakuru County had been steadily collecting water. And on Wednesday it finally burst under the pressure.

A group of 4 boys in ragged clothing sit on a fallen log.

Many children lost parents or siblings in this tragedy.

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African cake and Kenyan farm life April 12, 2018

The following is a special message from Michael Wafula, Childcare Worldwide’s director in Africa. It is also another post in our 30 Days of Prayer series. Every day in April, we are praying together for an end to hunger, because we know that when believers pray, mountains move. We are sharing a few of the posts here periodically, but it’s not too late to join in the full series. Sign up for daily emails here.

And now, enjoy reading as Michael shares about his experience growing up with limited resources in Kenya:

A man in a gray suit sits in an office chair, looking to the side and laughing.

Michael Wafula, Childcare Worldwide’s director in Africa.

Growing up in Trans-Nzoia County, in Western Kenya, a place commonly referred to as the “food basket” of our country, gave me an opportunity not only to admire vast maize plantations that dotted the landscape in my village, but also to a certain extent, dislike the work that was associated with farming.  (more…)