Issue on theme: "Working Towards a Truly Just, Healthy and Peaceful World: Hope".
"Moms and babies in rural Mozambique will get a better chance at a healthy birth, thanks to a PWRDF campaign that ran last year from May 1  until October 31, 2021. The Light for Every Birth project reunited PWRDF with the Mozambican health organization EHALE, and We Care Solar in California to bring solar electricity to 50 healthcare clinics. The success of the this project started in 2016". "'People, after they see what the solar suitcases have done to other communities and their impact, they call me and say 'you have to protect us, you have to bring a solar suitcase to us', said Olinda Magaia, Executive Director at EHALE". "As there was no government match for this program, PWRDF had to be more creative in its approach to fundraising. The cost of each solar suitcase, including shipping and taxes, was roughly $5,800, for a total project budget of $290,000. The fact that it was the middle of the pandemic even added to the challenge. Many supporters took advantage of a new crowd funding feature offered by PWRDF". "St. John's East Orangeville, a small but mighty parish in Caledon, raised $11,600, enough for two suitcases. Warden Mark Hauck, also a PWRDF board member, credits clergy leadership and having a campaign with a beginning, middle and end". PWRDF also designated its funds from this year's Ride for Refuge to the Light for Every Birth project, bringing in just over $50,000".