Latin America Caribbean Stories

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

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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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PWRDF monitoring recovery efforts in Mexico

Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Indigenous Stories, Mexico Stories, PWRDF News Release, Uncategorized
Traditional midwives provide regular pre-natal check-ups to their patients, provide advice, and- when necessary- refer high-risk cases to the local hospital.

Updated on October 19, 2017 On the anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that devastated Mexico City, the city again is reeling from a 7.1 magnitude […]

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PWRDF responds to Irma with $40,000 for Cuba and Haiti

Cuba Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Haiti Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, PWRDF News Release
Flooding in Haiti after Hurricane Irma. Christian Aid photo.

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has announced an initial grant of $40,000 for immediate response to Hurricane Irma in Cuba and Haiti. PWRDF […]

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PWRDF Monitoring Hurricane Irma

Cuba Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Haiti Stories, Latin America Caribbean Stories, Uncategorized
hurricane irma

PWRDF is monitoring the situation and determining how we can best respond with partners on the ground in Cuba, Haiti and Latin America to the […]

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PWRDF responds to floods in Peru

Ecumenical Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Food Security Stories, Health, Peru Stories, PWRDF News Release
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PWRDF has announced a $20,000 emergency grant in support of the rapid response work of ACT Alliance forum members in the face of devastating floods, […]

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Food for Work in Haiti

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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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PWRDF expands relief work in Haiti and Cuba

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Distribution of supplies to people who were affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Photo: FCA

As Hurricane Matthew dissipates at last, the extent of the storm’s effects in Haiti and Cuba is being assessed.  And the numbers are staggering.  Over […]

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