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Ride for Refuge’s Best Year Yet

by Stephanie Chunoo

On Saturday, October 3, 69 PWS&D supporters geared up in Regina, Victoria, Waterloo, London, Edmonton and Toronto to participate in Ride for Refuge in support of PWS&D’s food security programs. The Ride for Refuge is a nation-wide cycling and walking fundraiser that helps charities raise money for the displaced, vulnerable and persecuted. The Ride looked […]

Veronica’s Return

by Stephanie Chunoo

Veronica, a bright 15-year-old student who lives in Mangwani Village in Malawi loves going to school.  She loves waking up to the warm Malawian sun in the mornings, pulling on her cornflower blue school uniform, and hurrying toward a day full of learning and connecting with her friends.   When Veronica discovered that she was […]

Your Kingdom Banquet Come: World Food Day 2020

by Stephanie Chunoo

Today, there are 690 million people around the world who suffer from undernourishment. Of those 690 million people, 130 million suffer from acute hunger caused by conflicts, climate change and economic decline. COVID-19 has doubled the number of people suffering from hunger, putting millions more at risk. Now, more than ever, it’s imperative to take action. By investing […]

Every Youth Empowered

by Stephanie Chunoo

Malawi’s Mzimba District faces many challenges. School dropout rates are high. Teenage pregnancy is on the rise. More women are experiencing gender-based violence, and there is a lack of correct knowledge about HIV transmission and prevention. The Every Girl Empowered project, supported by PWS&D’s local partner Livingstonia Synod AIDS Programme (LISAP), was created to address […]

Rebuilding Wells in Yemen

by Stephanie Chunoo

In Yemen, the sound of tanker trucks bringing water into communities is too common. With the civil war making other sources unreliable, many families are forced to purchase the water they need to survive from private merchants. They pay steep prices,­ without any guarantee that the water is safe for drinking or handwashing. Some families […]

Supporting Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

by Stephanie Chunoo

This year marks three years since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fled genocide in Myanmar. Many were forced to find shelter in overcrowded refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Rohingya refugees continue to face many hurdles in the refugee camps, where accessing  food and medical care can be difficult. Additionally, lack of clean water, sanitation and […]

The Clothes of a Champion

by Stephanie Chunoo

Are you changing your wardrobe, as the weather gets cooler each day? Swing open the closet doors—and champion for a more sustainable, compassionate and just world! Put On Your Thinking Cap Many ministries continue offering their services online, and are looking for creative prayers, poems or songs to complement the weekly message. How about writing […]

Hygiene Kits Protect Families in Nicaragua

by Stephanie Chunoo

PWS&D continues to respond to the needs caused by COVID-19. In Nicaragua, we’re supporting local partners as they repurpose program funds to provide COVID-19 support. Families are receiving food kits, as well as hygiene and sanitation items, including hand soap and towels, disinfectant wipes, bleach, cleaning supplies and toilet paper. Thanks to your continued support, […]

Vital Programs Continue in Malawi During COVID-19

by Stephanie Chunoo

A circle of benches sits outside in a community in northern Malawi. Not far away, wooden seats surround a local school. Over the past three decades, thousands of women, men and children affected by HIV and AIDS have accessed holistic support to have healthier, more abundant lives—right in their own communities­. While the din in […]

New Phase of South Sudan Response Begins

by Stephanie Chunoo

Many people in South Sudan don’t have access to the food they need to live healthy lives. From August 2019 to April 2020, PWS&D was part of a response that helped families by providing food vouchers as well as tools and other farming supplies. Now, as prices for seeds remain high and COVID-19 further raises […]