Water Stories

PWRDF commits $38,600 to South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

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Christian Aid photo

For three months starting today, South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia will have better access to clean water for drinking and sanitation. Approximately 285,809 of the […]

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PWRDF Indigenous Community Development Coordinator visits UNB

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Dr. José Zárate and Bishop David Edwards chat during the World Water Day ceremony at St. Mary’s First Nation in Fredericton.

This story was originally posted on Diocese of Fredericton enews and is reposted here with permission. Ready to board his flight back to Toronto, Dr. […]

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International Women’s Day March 8

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SDG #5

PWRDF is committed to gender equality, #5 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Check out some of our success stories of women making a […]

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Waiting to go home: an Iraqi woman’s story

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Wikipedia map

In June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL, took over Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. In less […]

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Habitat for Humanity joins Pikangikum project

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Residents get water from external tanks at the edge of their property.

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund is pleased to announce confirmation of a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, to bring clean water to […]

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Perfect timing in Uganda

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Clean water, good hygiene and sanitation are keys to stopping the spread of cholera. Photo: Julien Harneis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/589718393)

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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Water for crops in Guatemala

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Irma Gonon and her family use the water storage system behind them to irrigate their crops and provide water for their home. Photo: Elsa Tesfay

Even after you’ve learned new farming techniques, it’s hard to grow enough food to feed and support your family without enough water to help the […]

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PWRDF provides water supplies to 50,000 people in Tanzania

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A boy pumps water in Ruponda, Tanzania. A new borehole in the village provides water for 3000 people. Photo: Zaida Bastos

For women in 12 villages in rural Tanzania, life is getting better.  Before PWRDF and the Diocese of Masasi, with funding from the Department of […]

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Fish farming refugees use water creatively

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Noah Errambona, a Burundian refugee at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, at the fish pond he and some fellow refugees are using for income.  Photo: Jeannethe Lara

The Kakuma refugee camp in north-western Kenya is home to 180,000 people who have fled conflicts in Ethiopia, Somalia, Burundi, South Sudan, Uganda, and other […]

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Clean Water Improves Health and Lives in Tanzania

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Woman pumping water in Tanzania

PWRDF and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) worked with the Diocese of Masasi to bring clean, drinkable water to over 33,000 people living in […]

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