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2015 Plan Canada annual review and financials
Water wells of hope

Water wells of hope

Each day, Eva, aged 9, used to wake up in Paraguay to wash her face, eat breakfast and walk to a well to haul out buckets of water for her and her family. Lugging around water played a large, heavy role in her life.

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Building new lives in Columbia

Building new lives

After Libia became a mother at the age of 14, her mother supported her and the baby, but Libia needed support to build a better life for her family in Colombia. They all live in a neighbourhood known for crime, gang clashes and a commercial sex trade.

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Removing barriers to girls’ education

Removing barriers to girls’ education

A few years ago, both parents of a girl named Ana passed away. Ana, now 13, lives with her younger brother and grandmother in Mozambique. She has a lot of responsibilities: cleaning, cooking, farming and attending school.

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Life saving health care

Life-saving health care

During a home birth, Ainul, a van driver in Bangladesh, watched helplessly as his wife developed severe complications because of a lack of health care by a skilled birth attendant.

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A clean start

A clean start

Many young women in Ghana have limited access to resources and face difficulties breaking out of the cycle of poverty. Habibata, for example, is a young woman in rural Ghana who grew up in a poor household that relied on subsistence farming, and dropped out of school in her teens.

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Providing rapid HIV testing

Providing rapid HIV testing

For six months, a 21 year old homosexual male named Juan in El Salvador lived with uncertainty regarding his HIV status. “At health units, the test takes a long time,” he said.

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Earthquakes and child protection

Earthquakes and child protection

Earlier this year, when Urmila’s hotel began shaking, she thought that people were fighting. In reality, as she rushed outside, she and millions of others in Nepal experienced the most destructive earthquake in 80 years.

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