The Olive Press

What’s Your Love Language? Hawazim’s is Baking.

by Anera

Feb 13, 2023

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Hawazim’s love language is baking. The mother of five is based in the village of Sarta, south of Nablus in Palestine. Because of the Anera community’s support, Hawazim is one of 346 women who have taken part in Women Can. Like Hawazim, these women are now able to turn their love and passion into real resources for their communities, all while earning an income for their families.

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Responding to the Earthquake

by Anera

Feb 7, 2023

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In the wake of a major disaster, many of us feel immediately compelled to help in any way we can. And we absolutely should support the earthquake response efforts in Syria, Turkey and neighboring countries. However, we also know from past experiences that the outpouring of humanitarian response to major calamities can sometimes outstrip both…

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Anera Visionary: A family passionate about supporting refugees

Jun 16, 2020

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Through the personal relationships that came out of our volunteer work, we became more aware of the political issues that impact refugees and their families back in their places of origin. I’ve moved around quite a bit during my lifetime, but at heart I’m a Midwesterner and lived most of my life in the “flyover”…

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