Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

PWRDF Partners Partake in Evacuations as Powerful Typhoon is About to Hit the Philippines

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Emergency supplies are ready to go when Typhoon Hagupit arrives in the Philippines. Photo: NCCP

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to make a landfall into Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on Saturday December 6 at 6pm local time. It […]

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A World AIDS Day message

El Salvador Stories, HIV/AIDS Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
AIDS Mural from El Salvador. Photo: Jose Zarate

December 1 marks World AIDS Day, a day when we stop to reflect on the 32 years this disease has been a stark and deadly […]

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PWRDF Christmas eCards Available

Financial Development Stories
"Anticipation" Christmas card

PWRDF is pleased to announce that we are now offering Christmas eCards through our website.  With a minimum $10 online donation to PWRDF (through CanadaHelps) […]

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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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