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PWRDF announces $50,000 for famine and drought relief in East Africa

Africa Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Kenya Stories, PWRDF News Release, Refugees and Migrants Stories, South Sudan, Uncategorized
Aid workers perform intake of South Sudanese refugees at Palorinya refugee camp in Northern Uganda, Feb. 15, 2017, photo courtesy of LWF/ C. Kästner

This story is an update from a previous post. In response to the famine in South Sudan and the drought in Kenya, PWRDF has announced […]

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How bicycles are improving health care delivery

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Mozambique Stories, Newborn and Child Health, Tanzania Stories, Uncategorized
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WATCH: Our partners from the Diocese of Masasi in Tanzania helped us put this short video together to show the impact of providing Community Health […]

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Neonatal training gives babies – and health care professionals – a fighting chance

Africa Stories, Health, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Newborn and Child Health, Rwanda, Women Stories
Dr. Jennifer Werdenberg, Lead Neonatal and Child Health Technical Advisor and Pediatrician at Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Bizuma trains health care professionals in birth interventions.

In Rwanda, PWRDF and Global Affairs Canada are co-funding medical training to reduce infant mortality rates. At the Rwinkwavu District Hospital, about 90 km east […]

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“Sewing” the seeds for women in South Sudan

Canada Stories, Financial Development Stories, PWRDF News Release, Refugees and Migrants Stories, South Sudan, Uncategorized, Women Stories
Orphaned children come to the Women's Community Resource Centre in Bor for literacy classes.

South Sudan may be the newest country in the world, but it’s far from stable. According to the United Nations, in 2013 it had the […]

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How improved access to prenatal care is saving lives in Burundi

Africa Stories, Burundi Stories, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Newborn and Child Health
A free ride in an ambulance to the Village Health Works clinic helped save Delphine Nikobamye's life.

Delphine Nikobamye lives in Kabwayi colline in Burundi. The communes of Burundi are divided into 2,639 “collines” (the French word for hills). She is 28 […]

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Canadians raise $54,000 for goats

Africa Stories, Food Security Stories, Health, Tanzania Stories, Women Stories
Zainabu Kilaza and her daughter Mwajuma with one of their goats in Stesheni village of Nachingwea district. Submitted photo

Zainabu Kilaza is a mother of two living in the village of Stesheni in Nachingwea district, Tanzania. Her two dairy goats produce eight litres of […]

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What we learned about food security in 2016

Food Security Stories
Rumio Cena will take a week to plow this field once.  It must be plowed three times before the corn is planted.  Photo: Simon Chambers

In response to PWRDF’s Fred Says campaign, the Food Security group at St Laurence Church in Calgary has started to think about food in a new […]

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Food for Work in Haiti

Emergency Response Stories, Food Security Stories, Haiti Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Workers unload rebuilding supplies in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. Photo: Thomas Lohnes/DKH/ACT

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated isolated rural areas of Haiti, destroying homes, crops, roads and other infrastructure.  PWRDF has been and will continue […]

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Living with HIV: Nombulelo’s story

Africa Stories, HIV/AIDS Stories, South Africa Stories, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme
Nombulelo Nolihle Yose

December 1 is World AIDS Day.  This year, PWRDF wants to share with you the story of Nombulelo Nolihle Yose, a staff member at the […]

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