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Facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease, in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.
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Women and girls are often the faces of poverty. And they are essential to overcoming it. You have likely seen the statistics – women have fewer resources and less power compared to men, and they can experience further inequality because of their class, ethnicity and age. Yet, we have also seen the difference made when women have equal job opportunities, health care, education, decision-making power and freedom from violence. When women and girls can make their own choices and exercise their collective voice, amazing things happen. That is why we are devoting the month of October to focus on women…

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the Philippines, Marybeth and her family sold snacks and other foods in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City, just northeast of Manilla. Marybeth lost her livelihood when the country locked down as COVID-19 infections and deaths spread. She is among the millions of Filipinos who lost their primary sources of income in the shutdown. In response, Episcopal Relief & Development joined with the E-CARE Foundation, a community-based development program, to establish the Disaster Resiliency Fund to provide emergency livelihood grants to households and partner community groups. The fund, which also receives resources from the Anglican Board of Missions-Australia and Bread for the World-Germany, upholds the foundation’s traditional Receivers-to-Givers (R2G) philosophy. People who receive assistance promise to grant the money back so that it can be passed on to others who need similar financial backing. The grants have a longer pay-it-forward time period that does not…