How is Canada helping those in need internationally?
As International Development Week unfolds, Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau shares a story as it relates to Canada's upcoming agenda
ZINIARE, Burkina Faso — In Ziniaré, Burkina Faso, Marie-Claude Bibeau saw first-hand the benefits of international development while chatting with Iboudo, a widow and mother.
Canada’s minister of international development shares her journey in the Ottawa Citizen, recounting how the gift of three animals, training and medical treatment helped Iboudo and her family. “This woman’s story … shows the important role of women as agents of change in their communities,” writes Bibeau. “Idoubo and her story are part of a powerful evidence base that will underpin Canada’s new international assistance policy.”
The new policy — which will be released this winter and implemented this spring — will be based on more than 300 consultations in 65 countries.
Bibeau’s story is part of International Development Week, a chance to focus on how to improve the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. “Despite the magnitude of the challenges, let’s remember, like Iboudo, that significant change is brought about by the sum of all the little victories,” says Bibeau. [ottawacitizen.com]
Living wage: Women are actively involved in caring for animals and learning how to earn a sustainable income in Christian Children’s Fund of Canada program areas in Burkina Faso
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has almost 50,000 children sponsored, benefiting nearly 400,000 people around the world.