Life in Haiti after the devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake has been particularly hard for many of the nearly 300,000 unpaid child workers in Haiti who cook, fetch water and do other household chores.
MCC Haiti disaster response focuses long-term December 16, 2011
Elumene Charles stands in her newly repaired home made possible by MCC partner ACCESS with funding from MCC's earthquake response effort.  The $180,000 project allowed ACCESS to repair 45 homes and build five new latrines in the Boulard neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. At least five people live in each home.
Housing repairs build dignified lives in Haiti December 15, 2011
Former masonry student Ronald Sadou Zami, 25, smoothes a coat of mortar at a construction site where he works in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Zami has been working for a month after graduating from a masonry professional program at MCC partner Ecumenical Foundation for Peace and Justice. He also attended a hazard reduction engineering seminar sponsored by MCC as part of its ongoing earthquake relief.
MCC offers education, business opportunities in Haiti December 15, 2011
Holding group photos of many people trained in trauma healing, Michel Garly, left, executive director of Wozo, and Harry Thelusma, Wozo program officer, are excited that these people will teach others leaders and offer emotional help to those who suffered trauma from the earthquake. Wozo is an MCC partner that teaches healing techniques for those suffering trauma from the earthquake and other events.
Haitians find trauma healing integral post-earthquake December 15, 2011
Rethinking agriculture – one plot at a time December 2, 2011
The Rev. Mautji Eloridge Pataki, former participant with MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) and now general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, met with Keyla Cortez Vanegas, a Mennonite World Conference intern at MCC U.N. Office, to encourage her while he was in New York City for a meeting.
Walking in faith among New York’s skyscrapers November 29, 2011
Vivek Digal used peacebuilding training he received from an MCC-sponsored partner to resolve a conflict between Christians and Hindus in an India slum.
Peacebuilding student resolves issue in India slum November 14, 2011
Toyia Sekento, 6, holds a goat that her family is raising. Her family received the goat because her father is part the Najile, Kenya, self-help group, supported by Mennonite Central Committee. The goats are an incentive for the formation of 60 self-help groups among the Maasai people in Kenya who each work together to do community projects.
Kenya goat project demonstrates group power November 4, 2011
An MCC partner organization, the Mengo Hospital Home Care and Counselling Clinic, provides physical, emotional and spiritual care for people living with HIV in and around the city of Kampala, Uganda.
Zambia: Peace clubs October 14, 2011
In the Tha Thom District of Laos, Mrs. Van, who goes by one name, teaches students how to make baskets as part of an MCC-supported effort to pass on traditional skills.
MCC supports teaching of traditional skills in Laos October 4, 2011
Immigration training helps Mennonite pastors September 19, 2011
Peacemakers build skills in northeast Asia September 16, 2011
Jodi Mikalachki, former MCC worker in Burundi, helps Gakobwa Bélize, a student in Hope School’s preschool, to find the number one on the ground. This activity is indicative of the transition to child-centered activities and away from rote memorization.
Child-centered preschool bolsters Batwa education September 16, 2011