MCC Update

MCC Update
Your gifts have a global impact
Hand washing is a message we all know well. When COVID-19 hit, it was hard to imagine what prevention measures looked like in places like Mathare, one of the poorest areas in Kenya and home to a settlement of over 500,000 people. But people like Anne Mwatha sprang into action. Anne is a care group leader who helps families in Mathare better care for their health and she maintains one of 50 handwashing stations provided through an MCC partner. 
Read more about Anne and other ways MCC and our partners continue to meet urgent needs around the globe. 

A window of hope

One of the things I’ve remained hopeful about is MCC’s work supporting refugee sponsorship groups. Initially, travel restrictions interrupted this work and it wasn’t until the summertime that international travel for refugees was possible. For Shafiqul Islam bin Abdul Hussin’s family that meant they could finally come to Winnipeg after waiting two years and an extra six months due to the pandemic. This timing was especially important because Shafiqul’s wife, Arafa, was pregnant.

Read more about how a global pandemic and the expectancy of their second child influenced the journey. 

Or listen to Shafiqul chat with us on our latest episode of Threads.

Relief development and podcast: Episode 9 / A year in review

  • On this episode we talk to Rick Cober Bauman, executive director of MCC Canada, about the challenges and successes of the last year and look ahead to 2021. We also get more personal with Rick in a rapid-fire 20 questions. Listen now

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