Haiti

Prévenir le choléra en Haïti

Dans les communautés isolées d’Haïti où le choléra représente une menace mortelle, les latrines et les points de lavage des mains peuvent littéralement sauver des vies.

En 2016, lorsqu’une nouvelle épidémie de choléra a éclaté dans la communauté de montagne de Wopisa-Gabriyèl en Haïti, Precius Estilus était parmi les premiers à tomber malade. Tôt un matin, alors qu’il rassemblait ses outils pour travailler dans son jardin, il a ressenti une faiblesse soudaine et extrême.

Vers 11 heures du matin, il s’est mis à vomir. Un ami l’a encouragé à aller voir le médecin et ils ont entamé la longue descente vers le centre de traitement du choléra le plus proche.

Haiti

Preventing cholera in Haiti

In remote communities where cholera is a deadly threat, latrines and handwashing stations can literally save lives.

In 2016, when a fresh outbreak of cholera began in the mountainside community of Wopisa-Gabriyèl, Haiti, Precius Estilus was among the first to fall ill. Early one morning, he was gathering his tools to work in his garden when he was overtaken by a sudden, extreme weakness.

By 11 a.m., he was vomiting. A friend encouraged him to go to the doctor, and they began the long descent to the nearest cholera treatment centre.

Kenya

Supporting health and learning

In Nairobi, Kenya, lessons in hygiene improve health and school attendance, helping give students better chances to succeed in school.

The sound of a cowbell calls students from their classes at Menno Kids Academy (MKA). Lunch is served, but the chattering students don’t head to the food line. Instead they swarm around outdoor water faucets, where they wash their hands with soap and water.

Then they go to the kitchen for a plate of ugali, cooked white cornmeal, a food even more common in Kenya than mashed potatoes are in Canada and the U.S. The children fill their fingertips with ugali and scoop up seasoned collard greens before popping it into their mouths.

Jordan

First person: Oroba Alshahwan

A primary school administrator in Jordan reflects on an MCC-supported Green Schools project and her journey in education.

I’ve been at Bassa Primary School for three years. I used to teach at another school that was part of the Green Schools project (which MCC supports), so when I came to Bassa I was in shock. It was a drastic change.

This school was established in 1972. The buildings are old, and the infrastructure was old and needed repairs and maintenance. There was not much funding available from the Ministry of Education.

Jordan

Bringing new life to water systems and schools

In Jordan, an MCC-supported Green Schools project is not only making needed improvements to school water systems but also encouraging better care of the environment.

The view along the highway to Madaba, Jordan, is mostly shades of brown — businesses and homes built in beige stone, rocky hillsides, the green of plants in the fields muted by a film of dust.

But there’s one building just up the hill that stands out. It’s three stories high and painted in bright yellow, green, pink and blue, the signature colours of the MCC-supported Green Schools project.

Summer Shop Assistant: July 2, 2019

The MCC Thrift Shop movement was started over 40 years ago in Altona, Manitoba. MCCS Thrift Shops seek to be a friendly, caring presence in their community, showing value and respect to all. Practicing and promoting faithful stewardship, care for God’s creation and raising funds for MCC are key components to the mission statement of the Thrift Shops.

 

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Bolivia

Protéger la terre

Les partenaires du MCC aident des agriculteurs boliviens comme Abel Machada à protéger leur terre contre le changement climatique et les pratiques minières nuisibles

« Ils ont peur de nous maintenant », m’a-t-il dit, même si le visage bienveillant et ridé d’Abel Machada n’inspire pas la peur, ses yeux et son sourire expriment plutôt une invitation à l’amitié. Cependant, son histoire, celle de la ténacité face à la lutte continue, trompe sur sa nature douce. Il est un David bolivien qui dévisage Goliath, et représente une menace pour le pouvoir dans des endroits les plus inattendus.