‘Can creations’ benefit food pantry in Western Pennsylvania

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Mission and Ministry
Solange Cabwene (in blue shirt), a mother of two, brought her children to the United Methodist Irambo Health Center in Bukavu, Congo, for treatment for malnutrition. She joined The United Methodist Church's Vulnerable Association of Savings and Credit to help pay for her medical bills. “This helped me because the association gave me a credit (loan) and today I start selling embers, and my two children (will) not relapse," she said. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Making medical care more affordable in Congo

United Methodist hospitals start savings and credit institutions to help country’s most vulnerable pay for medical treatment, get regular care.
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.
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.