Women’s Literacy

Although the literacy rate among young women in Rwanda has improved over the last decade, about 50% of women living in the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR) communities are illiterate. Many are in this situation because of the events surrounding the 1994 genocide that further eroded the ability of families to send their

Victims of Sexual Violence

The war in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1998 and 2003 involved several African countries and armed militia groups. It is considered one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world, yet received little international media attention even during the height of the conflict. The violence has continued intermittently since 2003

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Chagas Disease

Chagas disease is a silent killer among the poor in Bolivia. It is transmitted by the Vinchuca insect, which thrives in adobe walls and thatched roofs, common materials used in Bolivian homes. The parasite enters the victim’s bloodstream and can live undetected for decades while quietly destroying their internal organs, especially the heart. If caught

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Guardians of Hope

Guardians of Hope (GOH), is CBM’s strategic response to the global HIV and AIDS pandemic. HIV targets people during their most productive years, making economic progress in many developing countries an even greater challenge. People with AIDS do not su er alone - the disease also impacts their families and communities. Because it cuts down

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