Water and grassroots efforts fuel long-time CWS supporter
Gail Peterson saw the results of Church World Service donors' partnership with "grassroots initiative" during her 2008 CWS sponsored trip to Kenya.
When grassroot initiative finds direction
Gail Peterson saw the results of Church World Service donors’ partnership with grassroots initiative during her 2008 CWS-sponsored trip to Kenya. After visiting the water projects of Yang’at and other partners in Kenya, her poetry journal of the trip reflected on the theme of partnership.
In response to Gail sharing her experience, her home congregation of St.
John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, California, set a goal of
raising $5,000, the cost of a sand dam, to support CWS water programs.
With a matching gift from Gail, the congregation exceeded their goal.
Among the contributions was a $500 gift from the Church's Mission and
Justice Commission for future grassroots initiatives led by CWS