• Myanmar | 23 January 2015
    Listening to Communities
    A hallmark of CWS development work involves partnering with each community, working with them to find solutions to their problems together. CWS launched a new program in Myanmar's Kayin State in 2014 that began with gathering the perspectives of the local community towards their development. Because the peace process among ethnic minorities ...

  • Japan | 6 September 2014
    “Thinking Together, Working Together” – A Message from Japanese Grassroots Female Leader at AMCDRR
    As part of the Japan CSO Coalition for 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, of which CWS Japan is a founding member, Yoshida told conference participants about her experiences in the three years since the disaster and emphasized the importance of people working together to build community resilience. “The more time- and ...

  • Myanmar | 24 July 2014
    Water, Safe and Close, Makes Life Simpler in Rural Myanmar
    A resident of Myine Thar Yar, in Myanmar lays pipe for the village's new water system. Photo: Yoko Ito, CWS JapanSafe water was hard to come by for the residents of two villages in Kayin State, Myanmar, who were used to walking miles to fetch water from shallow, unclean wells and streams. “It was very difficult for them to get safe drinking ...

  • Japan | 15 July 2014
    CWS committed to continuing support for the people of Fukushima
    Hiroyuki Yoshino of Shalom demonstrates radiation measurement using a Hot Spot Finder. Photo: Yukiko Maki-MurakamiThree years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, CWS continues to support local partners working to help survivors. Yukiko Maki-Murakami, project officer for CWS Japan, visited Fukushima with one of our generous donors in May ...

  • Vietnam | 10 July 2014
    Simple Steps to Good Nutrition in Vietnam
    Training on different groups of nutritious food. Photo: CWSIn the Vietnam community of Muong Te, among the poorest districts in the country, parents of kindergarten students in Nam Cau village have started along the path to improved nutrition after having completed a training for awareness raising in food nutrition and a cooking demonstration ...

  • Cambodia | 10 July 2014
    In Cambodia, a House-to-House Campaign to Improve Public Health
    Safe water for Cambodia Photo: CWSWhen public health volunteers in the remote villages of Cambodia’s Central and North central provinces go knocking on villagers’ doors their objective is to encourage people to come to the pagoda to receive valuable public health information. The outreach is part of CWS’s Village-based Community ...

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