Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

The Seeds of a Cow

Asia Pacific Stories, Bangladesh Stories, Food Crisis Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Sweet gourds are a good source of nutrition and income for farmers in Bangladesh. Photo: UBINIG

Champa Begum lives with her husband, Saiful and their younger child on 1/10 of an acre of land in Shalpa Naru village in Bangladesh.   Champa […]

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The Nanganga Clinic

Africa Stories, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories
Dr. Selemane Kazibwe is proud to be part of the health team at the Nanganga clinic.  Photo: Bart Dickinson

The community of Nanganga, Tanzania is home to a small health clinic supported by PWRDF and the Diocese of Masasi, with funding from Global Affairs […]

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Ride for Refuge and support health workers in Africa

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Financial Development Stories, Health, Mozambique Stories, Rwanda, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories
Rosa's bicycle helps her to cover the more than 1500 square kilometers of her territory as a Community Health Worker in Mozambique. Photo: Zaida Bastos

Rosa is a Community Health Worker in Meconta District in Mozambique. She is the first-line of health information and care to hundreds of pregnant women, […]

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Perfect timing in Uganda

Africa Stories, Health, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Water Stories
Clean water, good hygiene and sanitation are keys to stopping the spread of cholera. Photo: Julien Harneis (

When PWRDF announced on August 12 that it was sending $30,000 to support relief efforts for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, we had no idea […]

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Nepalese helping Nepalese

Emergency Response Stories, Stories by Theme
Airlifting construction supplies to Langtang in Nepal. Photo: Langtang Conservation Committee

After the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in April and May of 2015, PWRDF was approached by Nepalese Canadian Community Services, a Toronto-based group supporting Nepalese […]

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Reflecting on 20 years of Indigenous partnership

Canada Stories, Canadian Indigenous Stories, Stories by Region
Jose Zarate (far right, standing) received an eagle feather from the Confederation of Mainland Mik'Maw.

Over the last 20 years, I have been honoured and privileged to work side by side with gifted Indigenous community leaders in their projects and […]

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PWRDF ready to provide aid in South Sudan

Africa Stories, Emergency Response Stories, South Sudan, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Locations of violence within Juba as of July 11. Source: UN OCHA

As deadly violence has again broken out in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, PWRDF is in regular communication with the Anglican Alliance and […]

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Airing the Clean Laundry

Africa Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Tanzania Stories, Women Stories, Youth Stories
Novatus and Selina with their cow. Photo: Richard Librock

Novatus Hamim has developed a new skill in the last few years.  It’s one he probably never thought he’d have, but thanks to PWRDF’s program—funded […]

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In the case of a Canada Post labour disruption

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As of this weekend, Canada Post workers may be on strike or locked out from their work.  While we hope that a labour disruption will […]

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