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(416) 441-1111

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Impact Story

Zinenani finds Hope through OVC’s Support

In Malawi, at just 15 years old, Zinenani took over the overwhelming responsibility of caring for her younger siblings, Talandirani, aged 7, and Thomas, aged 6. Their world was devastated in 2021 by the loss of their mother, and shortly after that, their father left for Mozambique and has not been in contact since. Zinenani was

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Zinenani finds Hope through OVC’s Support

In Malawi, at just 15 years old, Zinenani took over the overwhelming responsibility of caring for her younger siblings, Talandirani, aged 7, and Thomas, aged 6. Their world was devastated in 2021 by the loss of their mother, and shortly after that, their father left for Mozambique and has not been in contact since. Zinenani was

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Gaza Response Amid Ongoing Conflict

Gaza, Impact Stories

After over four months of war in Gaza, tens of thousands have been killed or injured and more than half a million people face catastrophic hunger. The most recent conflict in Rafah, where over a million people have sought refuge, has only complicated an already dire situation.  Humanitarian efforts remain challenged by limited access and […]

International Women’s Day 2024: Invest in women: Accelerate Progress.

Impact Stories

As we approach International Women’s Day – March 8 – the global call to action resonates louder than ever: “Invest in women: Accelerate Progress.” This year’s theme reinforces the critical role that women play in driving change across our society. Through recognizing, supporting and investing in women’s education, health and economic empowerment, and leadership, we […]

Challenges Persist in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Impact Stories

In the Kushkak village in Afghanistan, 42-year-old Guljan lived a simple life with her husband and their four children, including her daughter-in-law. In recent years, her husband grappled with debilitating leg pain, rendering him unable to work and placing the burden of financial support on Guljan and her sons. Despite facing economic hardships and managing […]

Food Security Concerns in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Impact Stories

An estimated 28.3 million Afghans (two-thirds of the population) need humanitarian assistance. The crisis is being driven by three consecutive years of drought-like conditions, crippling economic decline since the Taliban takeover in 2021, and decades of conflict and recurrent natural disasters.  As a result, Afghanistan is among the countries facing the highest levels of food […]

Update: Gaza Response 

Gaza, Impact Stories

Persistent Israeli airstrikes over Gaza have demolished buildings, left tens of thousands of casualties and given rise to a staggering number of displaced individuals.  In the midst of so much loss, through the ACT Alliance, PWS&D is supporting the Middle East Council of Churches’ Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR). DSPR continues to stand witness […]

Fleeing Home: Am Salama’s Journey 

Impact Stories, South Sudan

Am Salama fondly reminisces about the life she and her family led before the war struck.  Earlier in 2023, a political crisis unfolded in Sudan, and tensions flared, triggering a widespread exodus of people toward South Sudan and neighbouring countries. Many families were forced to abandon their once-thriving lives in pursuit of safety. At 35 […]