Story and photos by Paul Shetler Fast
On the steep, rocky path to Degrave, Haiti, pieces of old asphalt collected from a road demolition project many years ago act as makeshift cobblestones.
Like the road to Degrave, families in this poor, rural community in Haiti are skilled at piecing together a life from the difficult realities that surround them: political instability, economic stagnation, rising food prices, declining agricultural yields, lack of government services and infrastructure, and vulnerability to natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes.
Summary: At the invitation of the Center for Sustainable Climate solutions, two MCC partners and a staff member tell groups in the U.S. about the impact of climate change on their home countries of El Salvador, Nepal and Zimbabwe.
By Jennifer Schrock for CSCS
Zacharías Martínez, Sibonokuhle Ncube and Durga Sunchiuri never met before this month. Each is from a different continent, but they share a common grief: their nations are experiencing the effects of climate change.
by Diana Quick
A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations
International Day of Peace, 21 September 2018
Summary: MCC helps improve access to vegetables for project participants in El Alto, Bolivia, by supporting a partner that builds greenhouses and provides seeds and training.
By Rachel Bergen
Sept. 17, 2018
Summary: As people in Kerala State, India, return home after devastating flooding, MCC is assisting 500 households in the Palakkad District by providing tarps, food baskets, cooking utensils, cleaning and hygiene items.
By Julie Bell
As the monsoon flooding receded in India’s Kerala State, people forced from their homes and land by torrential rains in August are returning home to see the devastation that claimed lives, buildings, roads and livelihoods.