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Respond to the India COVID Crisis

by Karen Bokma

India is currently in the midst of a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, threatening its healthcare system and leaving already vulnerable families in crisis. For more than a week, over 300,000 cases have been diagnosed daily. So far over 220,000 people have died in India and the crisis is only worsening. Immediate needs are access […]

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 […]

Responding to COVID-19 Surge in Malawi

by Karen Bokma

Malawi has seen a recent surge in COVID-19 after a period with very few new reported cases. In mid-January, the president declared a state of emergency, temporarily closing schools, prohibiting gatherings of over 50 people and enforcing a nighttime curfew. Prolonged school closures over the course of the pandemic have fueled teenage pregnancies and early […]

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 […]