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The Difference Food Security Makes

by Stephanie Chunoo

Global climate change has left many farmers around the world struggling to support their families. Over the past year, COVID-19 has made their needs even more severe. In Haiti, PWS&D is responding to help farmers learn creative growing techniques that are increasing their access to  nutritious fruit, vegetables and livestock, as well as savings for […]

Join Gather2Grow on May 1

by Stephanie Chunoo

On May 1, 2021, PWS&D is hosting the second online Gather2Grow conference for Champions. In this half-day conference, get the latest updates from PWS&D and develop skills to better connect your congregation with the important relief and development work happening around the world with their support. This spring, we’re talking about the annual report, and […]

Learning Generosity Early

by Stephanie Chunoo

These days, many families continue to have extra time at home with their children. When the school day’s done and everyone’s had a little rest, why not take the opportunity for a conversation about being generous? Love Your Neighbour Did you have yet another cold, wintery week? Or is spring in the air? If your […]

Update: PWS&D COVID-19 Response (Video)

by Stephanie Chunoo

As we continue to witness the impacts of COVID-19, PWS&D, with partners at the ACT Alliance, is responding to bring relief to vulnerable communities in Bangladesh, Somalia, South Sudan and Palestine. Your faithful support is ensuring that families are accessing resources and the help they need during these uncertain times—thank you! Download the video to […]

Paving the Way for a Just Society in Afghanistan

by Stephanie Chunoo

Noria and Lela are passionate about advocating for the young girls and underrepresented women in their community. Noria, a 33-year-old schoolteacher and Lela, a grade 12 student at the same school, were the first women to join the Community Development Committee (CDC) in their community in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. When Noria first joined the CDC, she […]

International Women’s Day 2021: Choose to Challenge

by Stephanie Chunoo

On March 8, we celebrate an important day—International Women’s Day. On this day, we commemorate the achievements women have made, raise awareness about women’s equality and continue to advocate for gender fairness. This year the International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. When we choose to challenge the world by calling out gender discrepancies, we spark […]

From Outcast to “Owner” in Ghana

by Stephanie Chunoo

In Ghana, with help from the Garu Community-Based Rehabilitation program, women and men with disabilities are courageously meeting their needs—and challenging the stigma they have faced for their whole lives. Aruk Atampure doesn’t go by his birth name. Instead, everyone in the community in Ghana where he lives and works calls him “Owner.” That’s because […]

Food Assistance Provides Comfort During Difficult Times

by Stephanie Chunoo

In Afghanistan, Razia and her four children were displaced from their home in the Waras district of the Bamyan province. Living conditions had worsened as COVID-19 caused many livelihood opportunities to disappear. With no place to call home and abandoned by her husband, the thirty-five-year-old mother, along with her three young daughters and son, sought […]

Lebanon Crisis: Six Months Later

by Stephanie Chunoo

In early August 2020, multiple explosions rocked Beirut’s port, causing substantial damage to homes and health care facilities. It is estimated that the blast left 300,000 people homeless, including 80,000 children. Ninety-year-old Hagop and his 80-year-old sister, Anaheed, still clearly recall the moment the explosions happened. The blast shook their entire apartment and threw Anaheed […]

Annakala’s Relief at Shining Hospital, Nepal

by Stephanie Chunoo

We use our hands to meet our needs—opening doors, preparing food, washing and drying our bodies. We also use our hands to care for others. Many people living with leprosy, a debilitating skin condition, face the devastating loss of the use of their hands. This was the case for Annakala, a 70-year-old woman from a […]