Today we’re publishing our annual report 2022 with the theme ‘Near’!
2022 was a year of extremes. A year in which violence caused by the war in Ukraine drew nearer. A year in which hunger and unrest increased worldwide. A year in which inflation reigned supreme. A year in which it proved crucial to stay near together. Near together, to counter polarisation and keep connecting. To bridge borders and keep supporting each other. To work together to change big systems. To stay near together to reach out to people against great adversity and making a difference. And so did you! You stayed ‘near’ and continued partnering with us and work alongside us.
We look back at 2022 with great thankfulness, we are humbled by the strength of our local partners in the countries where we work, they literally stood beside the people in need. Right through all the tears, 30,973 children gained access to education, 15,568 young people dream of a future again and were (self-) employed, and 19,943 farmers manage to increase their harvests with smart techniques because they were trained. 7,597 households were reached with emergency relief. 280,095 people were reached with sustainable water. All thanks in part to your partnership.
We are incredibly grateful for your support and willingness to continue to give during challenging times. The war in Ukraine continues. The world’s fires are not stopping. But above these news events, we draw hope from the fact that we have a God who is near to us.
Thank you so much for being near in 2022!