Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

The Power of Accompaniment

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Stories by Region
Thanks to the work of PWRDF partners in Burundi, the infant mortality rate in the region has dropped from 12% three years ago to less than 1% in the last 6 months. Photo: Diocese of Bujumbura

When PWRDF and the Diocese of Bujumbura, its local partner, began the current program in Burundi, only 40% of the mothers gave birth at a […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: One Year Later

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines
Milagros Ybanez and Haide Tiangzonplanting corn in Kampingganon barangay, Bantayan Island, Philippines. Photo: Simon Chambers

On November 8, 2013, the most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall struck the Visayas region of the Philippines.  With sustained winds at over 230kph […]

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From tenants to owners after Haiyan

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region
Lenon Jake Bay Bay describes the construction of houses in Sabang Bao, Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Simon Chambers

On November 8, 2013, every single home in barangay (village) Sabang Bao on the island of Leyte, Philippines was damaged or destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. […]

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The Earthquake the World Forgot

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Philippines, Stories by Region
Exposito Guimalan, a professional carpenter supervising construction of houses after the Bohol earthquake, measures before making a cut. Photo: Simon Chambers

On October 15, 2013, the earth began to shake on Bohol Island in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines.  Fortunately, the island was celebrating […]

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Weekly Prayer Cycle Pentecost 19

Uncategorized
Getting up close and personal with a caribao in the Philippines, much to the amusement of the locals.

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to […]

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Finding Her Smile

Field Blog, Philippines
Getting up close and personal with a caribao in the Philippines, much to the amusement of the locals.

One thing that I’ve been surprised at here in the Philippines is the level of humour people have.  I suppose that after years of working […]

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To See the Future

Philippines, Uncategorized

To you and me this may look like a hill top.  But to Joselito Sosmeña of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines and […]

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People Power

Field Blog, Philippines
Emelda Chavez breaks up concrete from her original house, which was destroyed during Typhoon Haiyan, to use as flooring material in the new home she and members of the Kaongkod Fishermen's & Farmer's Association are helping to build with supplies provided by PWRDF partner FARDEC.

I’ve now reached Tacloban City, the worst hit place by Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines almost a year ago.  So far, I’ve visited projects […]

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