Poverty

Social Concerns
Sithembiso Nyoni, Zimbabwe’s Women and Youth Affairs minister, visits a booth at a recent economic expo hosted by The United Methodist Church in Marange, Zimbabwe. Nyoni was the guest of honor at the event, which aimed to offer business opportunities to people living in rural communities. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UMNS.

Church aims to empower Zimbabwe’s poorest

Business expo, local markets provide opportunities to people living in poverty in rural communities.
Social Concerns
Members of the United Methodist Women Association in Cameroon learn about organic farming during a hands-on session at the group’s annual conference March 11-13 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Photo by Ebeneza Mosima.

Cameroon UMW group aims to empower displaced women

Members get skills training at annual conference to generate income and teach other women and girls to become self-sufficient in their communities.
Evangelism
Women from the Tabita Group in the Uvira district of the East Congo use song to raise awareness about the need for local church donations to support a program that helps widows and orphans. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

East Congo women reach out to widows, orphans

Unrest and Ebola in East Congo have left many women without husbands, and children without fathers. United Methodist women from the Kivu Conference are stepping in to help.
Mission and Ministry
Mothers-to-be cook together in an open-air kitchen at the new mothers’ shelter in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The shelter for high-risk mothers was completed with a grant from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

New shelter helps expectant mothers

A new 60-bed shelter and outpatient department at Old Mutare Hospital means safety and comfort for expectant mothers.

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