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Kitchen Gardens Help Dreams Come True in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

Fozia cares deeply for her family. She prays that some day, her four young children will attend school, learn new skills and build bright and hopeful futures. But without a reliable source of income, Fozia’s family remained trapped in poverty. Fozia’s hope for her children was fragile. In a village in Badin, Pakistan Fozia’s husband […]

Malawian Woman Achieves Independence Through Agriculture Training

by Anna Muir

Esther Beza has many responsibilities. The 29-year-old Malawian farmer takes care of her four children, three of her brother’s children and her elderly parents, all while farming two hectares of land. It’s not always easy, but Beza tries to look on the bright side as much as she can. “I am happy because I can […]

“My child might have died”

by Anna Muir

In Koch County, South Sudan, Mariah cradles her one-year-old daughter Nyruei. For too long they’ve struggled to fill their stomachs. Each day they face the threat of an attack by armed rebel groups. Mariah and Nyruei are living in the heart of a civil war in South Sudan. After four years of bitter violence, just […]

Learning, Sharing and Rising Above Hunger in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In Badin, Pakistan, where recent weather events have devastated crops, washed away seed stores and eroded healthy soil, many small-scale farmers and their families remain trapped in cycles of hunger and poverty. When it comes to ending hunger in vulnerable communities, education and training is vital. Knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices can help farmers build […]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

by Karen Bokma

Terrifying violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 600,000 Rohingya people to flee from their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. A military crackdown on insurgence in the state has left innocent Rohingya families subject to unthinkable trauma—family members killed and homes and fields set ablaze. Forced from their homes with nothing, refugees—mostly women, […]

Room at the Table: World Food Day 2017

by Anna Muir

This year has seen the largest humanitarian crisis since the UN formed in 1945—20 million people from South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen trapped in a severe hunger crisis, and in some cases famine. In Nepal, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, recent powerful storms have devastated entire communities, destroyed agricultural land and uprooted families, threatening their […]

Digging Up Irrigation Solutions in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In rural Pakistan, one simple tool is helping poor families grow more vegetables at home. It isn’t a shovel, hoe, or compost bin—it’s an old clay pot. Scratched, broken, forgotten vessels are vital to a gardening method introduced in a PWS&D-supported agricultural project in Pakistan that is improving food security for 650 drought and flood-affected […]

Responding to Drought in Somalia

by Anna Muir

Somalia is grappling with its worst drought in 40 years. Minimal rainfall, widespread crop failure and livestock deaths have brought crisis to millions of Somalis now facing severe hunger, malnutrition and disease. The crippling effects of the drought are made worse by militant violence and a lack of response from an unstable government. More than […]

PWS&D raises over $118,000 for famine relief

by Karen Bokma

Thank you for your incredible generosity! Between March 17 and June 30, 2017, PWS&D raised $118,244 in support of our ongoing famine response. These funds will be matched 1:1 by the federal government’s Famine Relief Fund, which will be programmed by agencies selected by Global Affairs Canada. PWS&D is responding through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank […]

Kitchen Gardens: A Source of Joy and Pride in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

Carrying bowls brimming with freshly harvested carrots, bright green spinach, radishes and tomatoes, it’s hard to believe Mirzadi owns no farmland and had no previous experience growing her own food. Mirzadi lives in Badin, Pakistan with her ailing husband and two of her sons. The local economy relies heavily on agriculture, but farmers in the […]