Women Stories

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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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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Impact of famine on children is lasting

Africa Stories, Featured, Food Security Stories, Health, Refugees and Migrants Stories, South Sudan, Women Stories
Nakuru Lopeeto Lowi

Nakuru Lopeeto Lowi of Kapoeta, South Sudan, says she doesn’t want to go to school. It’s not that she doesn’t want to work or to […]

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Ride for Refuge beneficiary gives women a chance to thrive

Africa Stories, Canada Stories, Featured, Microcredit, Mozambique Stories, PWRDF Events, Uncategorized, Women Stories
Elisa Mateus (far right) serves up a tasty plate.

The mouth-watering scent of fresh baking wafts out of the living room of Elisa Mateus, as the Mozambican entrepreneur happily serves lunch to a hungry […]

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