Stories by Janice Biehn

Janice Biehn

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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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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‘The happiest day of my life has finally come’

Africa Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Photo Essays, PWRDF News Release, Refugees and Migrants Stories, South Sudan, Uncategorized
South Sudanese walk sometimes for more than a day to get to the food distribution site.

PWRDF leading $375,000 food assistance project in South Sudan As winter begins to settle across Canada, hunger persists in South Sudan. PWRDF is leading a […]

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PWRDF responds to Rohingya relief on behalf of Anglicans

Asia Pacific Stories, Bangladesh Stories, Burma Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Uncategorized
Click on the video image below to watch a slide show from the World Renew project that PWRDF is supporting.

As the devastating stories of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh continue to emerge, PWRDF is pleased to report more than $46,000 in donations have […]

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