Forsaken Children, Ethiopia

Forsaken Children, EthiopiaDESCRIPTION: In Ethiopia, there are an estimated 100,000 children living on the streets of the capital city, Addis Ababa. There are many reasons for this—from family breakdown to the promise of a better life in the city. Regardless, children living on the streets are extremely vulnerable—drawn to drugs, in danger of being trafficked,…

Meet Jessica!

This month we’d like you to meet Jessica, our newest intern! Jessica is interning for us remotely from Texas, where she is finishing up her degree from Multnomah University online. Currently she is researching moringa tree production, dairy cow yields in East Africa, farm co-op formation, and education models for children with disabilities, which will…

No Shame, Period.

Shame is dangerous. If you haven’t watched Brene Brown’s TED Talks on shame and vulnerability, do yourself a favor—stop right now and do it. They’re phenomenal. She discusses the crippling effects of shame on our ability to live whole-hearted lives and explains how it is the single greatest obstacle to our ability to accept and…

ReGenerate Rwanda

How can you disciple the nations in areas where you have no experience? This was one of the foundational questions asked during our time in Rwanda hosting ReGenerate. The meeting included 42 Local Experts from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, and South Sudan. These leaders came together to discuss topics such as biblical views…

What We’re Learning: Capacity Building

Community capacity building involves developing and strengthening the skills, abilities and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive.   Loom is convinced Local Experts know more about their own context than we do. Local Experts work with integrity and passion, bringing hope and change in their community—the place they know best.…

Meet Mandy!

Mandy Clapper is a great friend of Loom and recently joined us at the Celebrating Children Workshop: Part Two in Tanzania. We asked Mandy a bit about her experience at the CCW and how it impacted her. Loom: First, tell us a little bit about yourself ! Mandy: I was born in Portland, but I grew up…