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When Development Collides with a Catastrophe

When Development Collides with a Catastrophe

We define development as “what people do for themselves.” In our work in poor communities, we do not do for people. We do with people. Community members lead we follow. They actively participate in their development. They must start with what they have, take ownership of the problems and the solutions in their community if they ever want to indigenously sustain their future development.

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Empowering the Poor in Kenya: Creating Sustainable Solutions through Farming

Empowering the Poor in Kenya: Creating Sustainable Solutions through Farming

Kiu, Kenya is one of the first communities The 410 Bridge began working in. “Kiu” means “thirsty” in Swahili, and the area is semiarid. When we first began working in Kiu, sustainable clean water was a top priority. The community of Kiu now has access to clean water, allowing the Leadership Council to look at other ways to empower the poor within the community.

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Haiti: What is Missing in the Conversation?

Haiti: What is Missing in the Conversation?

Within the past two weeks, I’ve had a couple of interactions surrounding the turmoil in Haiti that are noteworthy. If somehow you haven’t heard, or maybe it just doesn’t come across your news feed, the latest in a seemingly endless series of crises in Haiti was the assassination of their president. A State of Siege was declared by the government, and once again, the situation in Haiti plunges further into uncertainty.

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Allison’s Miracle Story

Allison’s Miracle Story

Back in 2019, our team set out on a trip to meet a young girl named Allison. Allison and her family live in Rancho Viejo, one of the communities in the Western Highlands region of Guatemala that we partner with. After a tragic accident that left Allison unable to walk...

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Pastors in Mugaa receive bibles and training

Pastors in Mugaa receive bibles and training

Check out this video below to hear how the Pastors in Mugaa community have benefitted from a bible distribution and Pastors Training. Helping the local spiritual leaders in a community become more unified is one of the single most important things we focus on when we...

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Remembering Your Why

Remembering Your Why

We all know 2020 was difficult in a multitude of ways. 2021 is beginning more hopeful....but it is not necessarily different than how 2020 finished. There are many people in different lines of work that are experiencing either a complete halt in being able to do what...

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Global 410 Bridge COVID Update

Global 410 Bridge COVID Update

This year has thrown the world for a loop. As a community development organization that exists to help people lift themselves from extreme poverty, we’ve learned that in times of crisis, people don’t need development…they need relief. Over the years, we’ve faced...

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Some good news for you this week!

Some good news for you this week!

This week, we wanted to continue to update you with the most important information we know about how COVID-19 is affecting our communities, but we also wanted to try something new. Good news. We could all use a bit of it right now, right? Our Program Managers, Amy and...

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May 19th COVID-19 Global Update

May 19th COVID-19 Global Update

Over the last two weeks, our global team has been working tirelessly to reach our communities with food, education materials, megaphones - used for socially distanced church services and health education, and more. Thousands of families have food that will last them a...

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