Health

How a gift to Cuban communities opened many trails

Cuba Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Health, Inclusion Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Stories by Region, Uncategorized
The hard-working tractor is a multi-tasker!

This is the story of the little tractor that could. In 2008 the Cuban government opened a window of opportunity for citizens to acquire assets. […]

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‘It’s what we do’: Cuban churches ideal development partners

Cuba Stories, Featured, Field Blog, Food Security Stories, Health, Inclusion Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Uncategorized, Water Stories
The Episcopal Church of the Resurrección in Luyanó, Cuba has been reinvigorated to serve the community, or reborn as its sign says.

Odette Naranja said it best. “We have so many programs in the church to reach out to the community, to let them know we are […]

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Partners in Health revolutionizes healthcare in Rwanda

Africa Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Health, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Newborn and Child Health, Rwanda, Women Stories
Social worker Isabelle visits mother of four Saidate to provide nutritional counselling.

with files from Partners in Health Nyota Pascaline is a nurse at Nyarubuye Health Center in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. She recently received training […]

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Livelihoods return to those affected by Nepal floods

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Health, Nepal, PWRDF News Release, Uncategorized, Water Stories
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PWRDF has contributed 20,000 Euros ($27,318 Cdn) to help with the response to the devastating floods that ravished the Morang district of Nepal in August […]

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Women at the heart and soul of PWRDF’s work

Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Financial Development Stories, Food Security Stories, Global Stories, Health, Indigenous Stories, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Microcredit, Newborn and Child Health, Uncategorized, Women Stories
Matthew Sawatzky photo

In honour of International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8, PWRDF has assembled a collection of stories from the last year that celebrate the women we […]

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From surviving to thriving: How investing in Guatemalan women continues to reap dividends

Featured, Financial Development Stories, Food Security Stories, Guatemala Stories, Health, Inclusion Stories, Indigenous Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Microcredit, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Uncategorized, Women Stories
Mirsa Godoy

Jeannethe Lara is a Development Program Coordinator for PWRDF. Mirsa Araceli Chinchilla Godoy was born in Josefinos, Guatemala in 1981. Just three months later as […]

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Protecting the right to a cultural birth

Canada Stories, Canadian Indigenous Stories, Featured, Health, Indigenous Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Mexico Stories, Peru Stories, Reconciliation, Women Stories
Indigenous midwives from Canada, Peru and Mexico gather in Toronto at the International Congress of Midwives.

In the remote Inuit community of Puvirnituq, Quebec, women in their 37th week of pregnancy used to have to fly to either Montreal or Moose Factory […]

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Growing Projects connect farmers and churches to feed people in need

Canada Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Health, Local Heroes
The West Carleton Growing Project has been supporting PWRDF through the Foodgrains Bank since 2009. The project receives support from surrounding churches and companies. (Photo: Gary Weir)

It is mid-November and Gary Weir is waiting for the right day to harvest his grain corn. It has been a particularly wet season and […]

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Send A Cow Uganda restores health and humanity

Africa Stories, Featured, Financial Development Stories, Food Security Stories, Health, HIV/AIDS Stories, Stories by Region, Uganda
A beneficiary washes dishes using an improved dish rack.

Ruth and Vincent live in Mitwizi village as members of the Tukwatirewamu Orphan’s group, whose 30 members are all caregivers of orphans. They have six […]

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A bright future for Baby Shining

Africa Stories, Featured, Health, Maternal, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Newborn and Child Health, Rwanda, Uncategorized, Women Stories
Ruth and her husband holding baby Shining. who is growing well and is pictured at eight months old.

In the June 2017 issue of Under the Sun, we told you about baby Shining, resuscitated at birth by Dr. Jocelyne Uwinkesha, a young Rwandan […]

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