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Recently, CWS Asia Regional Director, Leslie Wilson (center in the bright yellow shirt) joined CWS Funds Development and Marketing colleagues in Greensboro, North Carolina (USA) for a gathering to prepare for fall 2019 CROP Hunger Walks across North Carolina. Of the hundreds of CROP Hunger Walks done annually across the United States, those in North Carolina are always among the most successful in drawing attention to issues of hunger – in their own communities and State, and around the world. This year CROP Hunger Walks are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the walks, the first of which were held in 1969 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Since CWS was founded as CROP in 1946, generous Americans have been supporting CWS in Asia. And since 1969, people walking to help end huger in the world have been supporting CWS community-based development work to fight hunger across southeast Asia. Right now, CROP Hunger Walk proceeds fund CWS and partners to work in poor rural communities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam through a team of about 75 national staff and four expatriates from Germany and the United States.

Leslie Wilson (center in the bright yellow shirt) joined CWS Funds Development and Marketing colleagues in Greensboro, North Carolina (USA) for a gathering to prepare for fall 2019 CROP Hunger Walks across North Carolina. Photo: CWS

In Asia, Church World Service (CWS) works with families, communities, governments, ecumenical and technical partners and other non-government organizations to help some of the region’s most vulnerable people. Most often we partner in support of long-term socioeconomic development and, when needed, we help people cope with the effects and aftermath of increasingly frequent natural and manmade crises across the region.

Ma Than Dar and her daughter (in Myanmar). One successful endeavor leads to another and another for one Myanmar mother. Photo: CWS

Filomena dos Santos and her daughter (in Timor-Leste). With the support from CWS project, Filomena and her family have learned how to raise chickens in a coop,. Photo: CWS

Cooking demonstration for young mothers (in Myanmar). Photo: CWS

CWS works in partnership with communities and families in six Southeast Asian countries – Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam – to help them improve their lives. We do this by enhancing access to information, education and hands-on training for development and disaster preparedness. National teams and local partners follow up with individuals and communities with coaching and monitoring to help ensure quality, accountability and sustainability. In Japan, CWS supports the work of CWS Japan: its advocacy and humanitarian initiatives in Japan as well as its development outreach and emergency response in other countries.

This mother participates in Timor Zero Hunger project (Indonesia) activities to help her son have a more nutritious diet and healthier future. Photo: CWS

Ratha and her children (in Cambodia). Ratha brings both her children to CWS-sponsored supplemental feeding groups where young children eat nutrition-rich, multi-ingredient porridge that mothers learn to make from local ingredients. Photo: CWS

Minh and her daughter (in Vietnam) happily using the biosand water filter. Photo: CWS

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