Every year our community joins together in a unique event called Rice & Beans Month. This month focuses on the following three ideas: Solidarity - standing with brothers and sisters in East Africa with limited resources and inadequate nutrition Simplicity - simplifying...

[caption id="attachment_1877" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="The Lahash team gathered near our office tree to wish you a happy Christmas!"][/caption] Thanks to all of you for partnering with us in our advocacy and care for our brothers and sisters in East Africa this...

[caption id="attachment_1861" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Volunteer Will Campbell hard at work at the Portland Lahash office"][/caption] It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at our office in Portland. We have a nice little Christmas tree, some lights, and a couple...

[caption id="attachment_1808" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Eliya at home in Dodoma, Tanzania"][/caption] The mud home was nearly empty of possessions. A wooden bed was adorned with an ancient brown mattress. A couple years ago I found myself in a Tanzanian slum visiting the...

Fall  Travel Update 3 - From Kampala, Uganda [caption id="attachment_1767" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="The Sudanese IWASSRU vehicle loaded up and ready to travel"][/caption] Our Fall Travel Team to Uganda had one main purpose - to launch Lyla Peterson's book about our partner Susan...