Dealing with hunger, climate change and violence on a daily basis is tough work. Thanks to our 29 strong local partners, CWS has made real change possible for families wanting a better future in 22 countries.
In South India, young students learned skills to speak up for gender justice in any situation thanks to training from EKTA. National Director Pauline McKay visited flourishing gardens in Nicaragua made possible because of CEPAD-led training and support. Another 90 rainwater harvesting tanks were built by the caregivers of HIV and AIDS orphans in Uganda, inspiring funds for 10 more from local government. A new farmers’ market in an area badly by 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, has kept profits in the local community thanks to the skills of Developers in the Philippines.
In February, Tropical Cyclone Gita caused extensive damage on the islands of Tongatapu and ‘Eua in Tonga. Donations plus a government grant are enabling Ama Takiloa to assist families to repair rainwater tanks and find new livelihood – our biggest disaster response.
CWS campaigned for climate action and West Papua as well as a stronger commitment to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
CWS is grateful to donors, partner churches, volunteers and local partners who work with us to end poverty and injustice. With this support, we have been able to Make Hope our Story.
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