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Alberta

PWRDF Development Project

The First Nation Adult & Higher Education Consortium (FNAHEC) develops courses on Cosmology, Blackfoot Epistemology and other Blackfoot Knowledge for online delivery. These courses contribute to understanding among the Blackfoot people of their origins, culture, and language and developing positive self-concepts. Blackfoot knowledge is not readily available except through local oral histories facilitated by instructors […]

Alberta

Emergency Relief

Since the devastating and destructive fire of May 2016 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canadian Anglicans have poured out their generosity through PWRDF relief, raising approximately $285,000 to help the more than 80,000 people who were affected and displaced from their community. Recovery work is ongoing as people move back into the affected areas.Since the devastating […]

Alberta

Emergency Relief

In May 2016, fires ripped through Fort McMurray, Alberta, leading to the loss of homes and livelihoods. The original funds PWRDF gave to the Dioceses of Edmonton and Athabasca helped to resettle those displaced by the fires who fled with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The steering committee is now supporting recovering efforts […]

Bangladesh

PWRDF Development Project

This project serves pregnant women, women of reproductive age, children under five and adolescent boys and girls in 130 villages in 15 districts through a variety of activities to improve maternal, newborn and child health access. Maternal and child health-related advice was provided by 35 Daighors or midwife centres (DaiCenter for Maternal and Child Health) […]

British Columbia

PWRDF Development Project

The Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) Language & Culture Program (NLCP) supports community initiatives that contribute to the preservation of the NCN language and culture. A total of 94 resource items have been developed as a direct result of NLCP funding. The "I want to learn the Nuu-chah-nulth Language” Facebook page has 1,300 members. There are 600 active […]

British Columbia

Emergency Relief

In July 2017, a lightning storm sparked wildfires in British Columbia that led to the evacuation of approximately 14,000 people. PWRDF responded immediately with a grant that was used for food vouchers, toiletries, bus fare, clothing etc. PWRDF funding has also helped keep community centres open like the Stemete7uw’I Friendship Centre at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church […]

Burundi

PWRDF Development Project

Founded in 2005, Village Health Works is grassroots, organization that provides quality, compassionate, dignified health care in rural Burundi. With funding from PWRDF village health works has continued to operate ambulances, expand the maternal and newborn health clinic and facilitate educational sessions which emphasize the importance of women, female youth, pregnant and lactating women, infants […]

Burundi

PWRDF Development Project

Since 2008, the Diocese of Buyé has had a partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton. Working with PWRDF’s Connection program, the Diocese has provided financial and other support for development projects in Buyé. Currently the project is improving the pediatric ward at Buyé hospital. The pediatric ward was built in the 1930s, however, the […]

Cuba

PWRDF Development Project

To date, 21 new community leaders (11 women and 10 men) have completed their training in project design successfully. This is in addition to 42 women and 58 men lay leaders who participated in workshops to increase their knowledge and improve skills in food production and artisanal activities such as growing vegetables, raising small animals […]

Cuba

PWRDF Development Project

To date, 21 new community leaders (11 women and 10 men) have completed their training in project design successfully. This is in addition to 42 women and 58 men lay leaders who participated in workshops to increase their knowledge and improve skills in food production and artisanal activities such as growing vegetables, raising small animals […]

Cuba

PWRDF Development Project

The Sustainable Development Program of the Cuban Council of Churches (CCC) aims to raise agricultural yield, reduce rural poverty, improve nutrition, improve resilience to climate change, foster gender empowerment, and break dependency on imported food and inputs. The program improved the food security and nutrition for 290 people. Previously, unproductive plots were farmed and small […]

Democratic Republic of Congo

PWRDF Development Project

Maison Dorcas is part of the Panzi Foundation, established in 2008 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege in South Kivu, where the rate of sexual and gender-based violence is the third highest among 25 provinces of the DRC. Maison Dorcas was created after the startling realization that 40% to 60% of women treated […]

Egypt

PWRDF Development Project

Refuge Egypt, a ministry of the Episcopal Church in Cairo, provides several services to newly arrived asylum seekers waiting for UNHCR refugee status determination, repatriation, resettlement or local integration into Egyptian society. Cairo is one of the largest urban refugee centres in the world. The situations in Sudan, South Sudan and Syria generated a large […]

El Salvador

PWRDF Development Project

CoCoSI (Committee Against AIDS) is made up of professionals in HIV/STIs and Gender Based Violence who develop workshops for women, children, adolescents and teens, people living with HIV, prison populations, and the public at large. CoCoSI focuses on HIV prevention, community education against bullying, hate crimes, and reduction in violence against women and LGBTI people. […]

El Salvador

PWRDF Development Project

The Fundacion Cristosal’s Human Rights and Community Development Program aims to strengthen the capacity of five community organizations to run integrated development projects. The program promoted awareness and carried out training on human rights for local community members; almost 2,000 benefitted from the program. Cristosal also provided legal advice to community members and carried out […]

Ethiopia

Emergency Relief

In 2017, there were 285,809 South Sudanese refugees are in refugee camps in Ethiopia. PWRDF allocated $38,600 to improve water access at two refugee camps and two transit centres in the Gambella region serving 750 refugees a week. The project implementer has experience distributing water, sanitation and hygiene programs in the region and is partnering […]

Guatemala

PWRDF Development Project

Asociacion Nacional de Mujeres Guatemaltecas (IXMUCANE) is a women’s association that runs Women’s Rights and Health Program for women living in Petén, the northern most region in Guatemala. It has 528 members and was set up by women who fled the civil war in Guatemala in the 1980s and returned in the mid 1990s. The […]

Guatemala

PWRDF Development Project

During the worst periods of the civil war in Guatemala in the 1970s and early 1980s, thousands of people fled from rural Indigenous communities to the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Campeche and Quintana Roo, and lived there in refugee camps. For over a decade these camps became home and received the support of the […]

Haiti

PWRDF Development Project

For more than 25 years, Partners In Health (PIH/ZL) has worked to improve women’s quality of life by providing comprehensive, community-based health care in rural Haiti where, in most cases, medical services were not previously available.

Haiti

Emergency Relief

For more than 25 years, Partners In Health (PIH/ZL) has worked to improve women’s quality of life by providing comprehensive, community-based health care in rural Haiti where, in most cases, medical services were not previously available. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious health and human rights issue in Haiti. Although women are known as the […]

India

PWRDF Development Project

The refugee situation in Tamil Nadu state of India is protracted. With the ongoing support and advocacy of OfERR, more than 10,000 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees have returned to their homeland since the war ended in 2009. OfERR continued to mobilize and support 450 Women’s Self Help Groups that reached out to 7,280 women living […]

Indonesia

Emergency Relief

PWRDF is responding to the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami of September 2018. Download the Indonesia Philippines bulletin insert. https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-responding-to-two-major-disasters-through-act-alliance/

Kenya

PWRDF Development Project

ECLOF Kenya is an expanding, locally rooted, mid-tier microfinance institution concentrating on rural and peri-urban areas in Kenya. Founded in 1994, it has served poor and low-income entrepreneurs and farmers in Kenya for over 20 years. Besides loans, ECLOF Kenya provides clients with access to micro insurance for health or agricultural purposes, and non-financial services […]

Kenya

PWRDF Development Project

PWRDF has partnered with the National Council of Churches who has worked in Kakuma refugee camp since 1994. They deliver services and education on reproductive health care, and HIV and AIDs prevention. They also carry out projects to improve the livelihood of refugee communities, such as food production and income generation for youth. The refugee […]

Kenya

PWRDF Development Project

Spring Ministries is a project that receives a designated donation from the Fleck Foundation. The funds are a contribution to an orphanage and aid children and widows whose families have been victims of HV/AIDS. The project allows for outreach and sustainable empowerment of widows, educational support and shelter for orphans and vulnerable children attending primary […]

Kenya

Emergency Relief

PWRDF allocated funds through January 2018 in response to failed rains and increased hunger in East Africa. This program supports work among the pastoral communities in Baringo county and trucking in water. Provision of water benefited 880 households, including an early childhood centre and clinics. Approximately 120 households benefited from cash for work to de-silt […]

Mexico

Emergency Relief

PWRDF committed $10,000 for post earthquake relief in Mexico to support bilateral partner Kinal Antzetik who has been severely affected. The midwives of various communities of Juchitán and those living in the indigenous community of San Mateo del Mar in Oaxaca have lost their homes. The death toll has been reported at 217 and 44 […]

Mexico

PWRDF Development Project

Kinal Antzetik Distrito Federal, A.C. (Mexico) is one of the partners of the Indigenous Maternal Health and Midwifery Program. During the fiscal year they worked closely with the two other partners. They took the lead in setting up the Reference Group with the other two partners (Ryerson and Qhirapaq) to ensure ongoing consultation has they […]

Mozambique

PWRDF Development Project

EHALE works to improve maternal, newborn and child health infrastructure, and increase awareness among community leaders, women and men on the importance of delivering in health facilities. Women, men, female youth and male youth participated in 1,872 education sessions on antenatal care, postnatal care, the importance of institutionalized births, family planning, nutrition, malaria, acute respiratory […]

Mozambique

PWRDF Development Project

CCM Pemba is a microfinance cooperative for low income women in the city of Pemba in the province of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. CCM Pemba is an alternative savings and lending credit-union institution at the service of their membership to counter the high interest rates of almost 25% of traditional banks in Mozambique. The funding allowed […]

Nepal

Emergency Relief

The ACT appeal response reached more than 100,000 vulnerable households in 14 districts affected by two powerful earthquakes in Nepal. ACT Alliance members distributed prepared food, food rations, emergency shelter, school supplies, clean drinking water, and sanitation and hygiene system.

Nigeria

Emergency Relief

PWRDF is funding relief efforts in Nigeria where Boko Haram has wreaked havoc and stolen lives, and where people’s livelihoods had been severely affected. To date, PWRDF has contributed $80,000 and is working with Christian Aid on this ongoing program.

Ontario

PWRDF Development Project

The Aboriginal Initiatives from Ryerson University is co-implementing the Indigenous Maternal Health and Midwifery Program in partnership with Kinal Antzetik in Mexico and CHIRAPAQ in Peru. During the first year of project implementation, they carried out a research about the midwifery role in the welfare of Indigenous communities in Canada. They have also developed implementing […]

Ontario

PWRDF Development Project

Pikangikum In November 2016, Phase 2 of this multi-year project to install clean water and indoor plumbing into homes in this remote community in the far north of Ontario began, and reached completion in February 2018. In 2014, Phase 1 was completed with water tanks and indoor plumbing installed in 10 homes. Donations for Phase […]

Peru

PWRDF Development Project

CHIRAPAQ Centro de Culturas Indigenas de Peru (Peru) is the third partner of the Indigenous Maternal Health and Midwifery Program. They took leadership in developing ESKE (Emergency Skills Knowledge) workshop – a hands-on learning document to be presented at the International Conference of Midwifery in Toronto. Eight Indigenous midwives from Central and South America participated […]

Philippines

PWRDF Development Project

Peasant farmers in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines have limited land tenure, low crop yields and are vulnerable to the adverse affects from climate change and natural disasters. To address these challenges, the objective of the Integrated Development Program for the Peasants of Central Visayas is to increase land access, improve food security […]

Philippines

Emergency Relief

PWRDF is responding to the recovery efforts after the super typhoon tore through the Philippines in September 2018. Download the Indonesia Philippines bulletin insert. https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-responding-to-two-major-disasters-through-act-alliance/

Phillipines

PWRDF Development Project

Cordillera Cluster-Cordillera People’s Alliance work together on Indigenous peoples’ rights and good governance in Benguet and Mt. Provinces. The organization is seeking self-determination for indigenous people in the Cordillera region. CPA is implementing the Empowerment and Socio-Economic Development Project in collaboration with people’s organization to mobilize and advocate on four issues. The issues include: food […]

Québec

PWRDF Development Project

Kanien’kehaka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa Language and Cultural Centre (KORLCC) works to preserve and strengthen the Kanien’kéha language and increase community access to culturally relevant programs and cultural workshops that promote, reinforce and increase traditions. In 2016, KORLCC produced Season 12 of Tota Tanon Ohkwari, an Indigenous children’s program (a puppet show broadcasted on the local cable […]

Rwanda

PWRDF Development Project

Vunga is an isolated, impoverished, extremely rural village with a population of 9,521 people. The majority (99%) of people make a living from traditional agricultural practices. The vocational school, inaugurated in 2007 with support from the Rwanda Education and Discovery Committee (READ) of Saint John’s Anglican Church in Port Rowan, offers theoretical and practical courses […]

Rwanda

PWRDF Development Project

Founded in 1987, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. Since 2005 Partners in Health, known locally as Inshuti Mu Buzima, has been assisting the government of Rwanda to bring […]

South Sudan

Emergency Relief

Canada, to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) South Sudan for an emergency food distribution project in Kapoeta North County. In 2016 PWRDF contributed $25,000 to the South Sudanese Development and Relief Agency (SUDRA) appeal for funds for displaced South Sudanese. In 2016, PWRDF responded to an ACT Alliance appeal with a grant of $30,000 […]

Sri Lanka

PWRDF Development Project

Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) mobilized six provincial planning forums (PPF) and accompanied them to refine their constitutions, guidelines and plans. Each PPF brought together an average of 20 community based organizations that worked around issues of ecological agriculture, food and water sovereignty, exchange of seeds and advocating against land grabs. Six ecological […]

Tanzania

PWRDF Development Project

In Tanzania, walking long distances for women (including pregnant women), female youth and children to and from unclean water points of between 4 and 8 km have decreased. In 2017, PWRDF’s AMCC Project drilled 25 boreholes in 20 communities and the walking distance to clean and safe water has been reduced to less than 1 […]

Thai-Burmese Border

PWRDF Development Project

Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education (DARE) Network provides addiction prevention and treatment services for Burmese refugees who fled conflict and persecution and settled in Border Area refugee camps in the Thailand-Burma border. DARE provided prevention education to 20,798 students and teachers. Students began expressing more of their fears, especially in regards to drug dealers. […]

Uganda

PWRDF Development Project

The project targets marginalized people in rural Uganda, especially women and children. ARUWE focuses on food security, nutrition and income generation; rights awareness and leadership education; water, hygiene and sanitation, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; environmental protection and conservation and promoting access to quality education. The overall goal of the Women's Sustainable Livelihood Improvement Project is […]

Uganda

PWRDF Development Project

St. Jude’s mission is to support poverty eradication efforts of smallholder farmers through promotion of integrated organic farming for sustainable livelihoods. The main goal of project is for vulnerable women, particularly widows, to become fully involved in enterprises that can generate both food and income to improve their livelihoods. Participants learn in sustainable farming practices, […]

United States

Emergency Relief

PWRDF sent funds to support emergency response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017.

Yemen

Emergency Relief

Hunger, disease and bombs are devastating the lives of millions of people as the war in Yemen continues into its fourth year. About 8.4 million people in the country are at risk of starvation. Through the new project, 1,100 vulnerable families will receive vouchers that allow the families some sense of normalcy in how they […]