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Third Annual Ride for Refuge Benefits Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

by Anna Muir

Putting passion into action, 30 PWS&D supporters hit the streets of London, Toronto, Brampton and Hamilton in the Ride for Refuge on Saturday, September 29. The Ride for Refuge is a nation-wide cycling and walking fundraiser that helps charities raise money for the displaced, vulnerable and persecuted. For the third year in a row, PWS&D […]

Making Hope a Reality in Afghanistan

by Anna Muir

Before the sun rises each day, Fahima is out tending and watering her small plot of land. She works hard to grow the wheat and corn that she will sell in order to provide for her family. Unfortunately, her earnings are rarely enough. No matter how hard she works, Fahima sometimes struggles to meet the […]

“Things Are Different Now” – Maternal Health in Malawi

by Karen Bokma

Misuzi Tembo is pregnant with her first child. While she would rather be sharing this joyful and nerve-wracking life experience with her husband, she is often alone. Misuzi‘s husband lives and works in South Africa to support their family. This situation is common for many of the women living in her village of Kayeleka Banda. […]

PWSDevelopments 2016, Issue 4: “I cannot express how happy I am”

by Anna Muir

While the journey to ensure healthy, abundant life for all is not over, PWS&D is making a difference for communities in Malawi and Afghanistan by improving access to necessary maternal, newborn and child health services. In Afghanistan, Khori and new mother Shazia are especially grateful for support from PWS&D’s maternal health program. In this issue of PWSDevelopments, […]

Event News: Jeff-A-Thon in Support of PWS&D’s Maternal Health Program in Malawi

by Anna Muir

The Rev. Jeff Veenstra touched many lives during his time as a minister. He was an avid supporter of PWS&D, a member of the PWS&D committee, and especially passionate about projects that assist vulnerable communities in Malawi. In his memory, the Presbytery of Waterloo-Wellington is hosting a walk/run—a Jeff-A-Thon—in support of PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and […]

Male Motivators are Helping Lead on Maternal Health

by Karen Bokma

Patrick Njitkho and his wife Caroline Chilenje live with their newborn baby in Samson-Shumba village in northern Malawi. While Caroline was pregnant, the couple received visits from members of their village safe motherhood committee. Supported by Presbyterian World Service & Development, these committees educate and motivate families about the importance of accessing vital maternal health […]