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Lessons from cholera in Haiti / guest Cate Friesen

Relief, development and podcast

Release Date: 05/19/2020

Loaves and fishes story in Colombia / guest Hutterite Elaine Hofer show art Loaves and fishes story in Colombia / guest Hutterite Elaine Hofer

Relief, development and podcast

This episode takes a deep dive into the topic of community, featuring a "loaves and fishes" story from an MCC partner in Colombia, an interview with Elaine Hofer, a Hutterite woman, and a story about the "dragon" of Addis Ababa.

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A short break and update show art A short break and update

Relief, development and podcast

We're taking a short break this month from our usual episodes to bring you an update from Mark Epp, Director of International Program for MCC Canada. He shares some of the challenges and surprises we've encountered in responding to COVID-19. We also bring you a "bright spot story" from Lucas Land, former MCC staff in Bolivia.  We'll be back next month with another full episode.

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Laughing through fear in Syria / guest comedian Matt Falk show art Laughing through fear in Syria / guest comedian Matt Falk

Relief, development and podcast

On this episode of the show, Rima (full name not used for security reasons), who works for an MCC partner in Syria, shares about how she and her colleagues found joy amidst danger when a bomb fell nearby during a craft workshop.

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COVID-19 response in DR Congo / guest Cindy Klassen show art COVID-19 response in DR Congo / guest Cindy Klassen

Relief, development and podcast

Mulanda Jimmy Juma shares how being a displaced person helps inform his work for MCC today in the Democratic Republic of Congo and how our partners there are responding to COVID-19 in camps for displaced people.

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Lessons from cholera in Haiti / guest Cate Friesen show art Lessons from cholera in Haiti / guest Cate Friesen

Relief, development and podcast

Guest Cate Friesen talks about her work as a professional storyteller, plus how lessons learned from the elimination of cholera cases in two remote communities in Haiti can be applied to a COVID-19 response.

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More Episodes

On the first episode of this new podcast, MCC staff Annalee Giesbrecht and Paul Fast share the story of how, several years ago, MCC partners contributed to the elimination of cholera cases in two remote communities in Haiti. The two talk about how these lessons can be applied to a COVID-19 response.

Professional storyteller Cate Friesen joins host Scott Campbell to talk about her work, some of the influential people she's met along the way, and how holding a human brain shaped the way she understands storytelling.

MCC worker Wendy Vado in Nicaragua ends the episode with her story of a "magic hammock."