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Executive Briefing: July 2018


Recent record-high temperatures across the USA have put the spotlight on how to cope with the heat. One of God’s best inventions for this is – a TREE!  Trees and agriculture can and do go together, and we bring them together in the THRIVE program through Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR).


With FMNR, Farmers Learn to Get Into the Shade

Christopher Shore - Chief Development Officer, WVUS Economic Empowerment

July Newsletter LeadIn Niger, the encroaching Sahara Desert is a daily challenge for farmers – the wind, sand, dust, soil degradation, water scarcity, and recurring drought make it hard for farmers to provide well for their families.  Restoring and managing trees is proving to be not only a way of growing more crops, but there is a special tree that has the sweet taste of success.

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FMNR- Moving Forward in Africa

Sebastian Matthews, WVUS Foundations Team

fmnr-1World Vision continues to press forward with Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, with a number of exciting developments taking place across the African continent. This lays the natural resource management foundation for World Vision’s THRIVE program. World Vision is pushing forward with strategic partnerships, global and regional platforms, developing an evidence base, and pushing ahead with large scale projects.

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Senegal Microfinance Update

Senegal 1World Vision is committed to helping our microfinance institution in Senegal flourish and thrive. By this we mean that it can grow to the point that it is able to meet the critical needs for financial services in many of the areas of the country where World Vision works, and is able to pay its own costs from revenues it earns from lending. Right now, VisionFund Senegal is not large enough and does not have enough capital to meet those goals.

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Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration In the News

If you are interested in reading more about FMNR in the news, take a look at the following articles:

 Upcoming Calendar Events
  • Vision Trips (please contact your World Vision representative about participating, or email
    • Zambia (November 3-10, 2018) with Christopher Shore and Bob & Sandy Hoover
    • Kilimanjaro Climb plus Tanzania THRIVE (February 2-15, 2019) with Vinh & Leisle Chung
  • Fork to Farm Event - August  2 & 4; Chicago, Illinois area
  • Fork to Farm Event - September 6; San Francisco, California
  • Strong Women Strong World – 30 November, 2018 - New York, New York
  • South Florida Economic Empowerment Summit - January 26, 2019 - Naples, Florida
  • Every Last One Conference – March 8-9, 2019; Carlsbad, CA
  • THRIVE / Building Secure Livelihoods Forum - April 1-5, 2019 ; Lilongwe, MALAWI

Prayer Requests


  • For a recent $1 million gift to the THRIVE program in Rwanda
  • For the success of the Brake the Cycle bicycle ride for Zambia in Aspen. The event was FULL and had to turn people away from the ride and the dinner


  • For many people to attend the Fork to Farm events in Chicago, August 2 and 4
  • For the Fork to Farm event in the San Francisco Bay area, September 6
  • For a full Vision Trip to Zambia in November
  • For the event planning for the South Florida Economic Empowerment Summit in January
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