Poverty

Social Concerns
Lusinda Jacqueline, president of United Methodist Women in Bunyakiri, works on bean plants in the fields in Eastern Congo, where women are taking a lead role in fighting hunger through agriculture. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Women fight hunger with agriculture in Congo

Bishop Unda and spouse offer support as local churchwomen till the soil to improve conditions for all.
Theology and Education
Peter Alfred Jusu, 15, works on a generator engine during hands-on training at the new Taiama Enterprise Academy in Taiama, Sierra Leone, on Oct. 15. Envisioned four years ago, the school is a hybrid of hands-on vocational and entrepreneurship training designed to address the problems of unemployment and poverty. Photo by Duramani Massavoi, Taiama Enterprise Academy.

Sierra Leone Conference opens first entrepreneur school

United Methodist Taiama Enterprise Academy offers hands-on vocational and entrepreneurship training to high-performing students.
Social Concerns
Zacky Kabunga, president of United Methodist Men in Goma, Congo, counsels a group of children who live on the streets in South Kivu. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Congo church connects with ‘street children’

United Methodist pastors, church groups reach out to some of the thousands of children and youth living on the streets in South Kivu.
Social Concerns
A child scavenges for food in a garbage pit just outside the Hope for the Children of Africa School near Malanje, Angola, in 2006. The school was named for the United Methodist Council of Bishops' appeal that provided funds for its construction. World hunger can be wiped out by 2030 according to the Bread for the World Institute. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

2030 targeted for end of world hunger

World hunger can be wiped out by 2030 and has already decreased for seven straight years in the U.S., according to the Bread for the World Institute.

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