Magazine article Anglican Journal

PWRDF's Three Pillars

Magazine article Anglican Journal

PWRDF's Three Pillars

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PWRDF's development work takes place in countries around the world with partner agencies who know the local context and needs, as well as what can be done to address those needs. The projects can take a variety of forms, but most of them address the three pillars of PWRDF's development strategy: food security, health care, or micro-credit.

Food security--making sure people have access to enough healthy food for the long-term (either by growing it or having enough money to purchase it)--is the first pillar It all starts with food. In Cuba, PWRDF works with the Centro Cristiano de Reflexion y Dialogo (CCRD) to address the food deficit in their country They work with the government to change the agricultural system, with farmers to introduce ecological and organic cultivation, and with the broader society to change food culture, which currently does not promote a, balanced diet.

The second pillar, health care, spans a variety of issues from access to health services to nutrition to dealing with the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS to supporting refugees' health needs. On the Thai-Burma border, PWRDF works with the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Education Program (DARE) to address the issue of drug and alcohol addiction which afflicts 40% of the refugee population who have been living in the region for generations now. …

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