One year for a family
Your gift will improve the quality of life for rural communities. Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Americas. CRS Honduras is working with our partner to meet the water needs of poor farm families. This project includes the construction of gravity-based irrigation systems that are best suited for the rocky, hilly terrain of the project sites. It also provides education and training...
Save A Family
One relief kit
As you might imagine, the most pressing needs are safe (and dry) shelter, food, and clean water. Many water pumps are submerged and wells are polluted. An emergency kit, which costs CRS only $40 to provide per family, contains vital relief supplies, including tarps, water purifiers, kitchen sets, buckets, and 10-day rations of high-protein food. We've been able to reach 70,000 families across the region...
Counsel 15 migrants
Your gift will support shelters, drop-in centers, and local pastoral teams with humanitarian efforts to assist people migrating through Mexico. Migrants often fall prey to assault and extortion as they pass through Mexico, and they risk their lives passing through treacherous deserts and rivers. CRS and the Catholic Church work to promote alternatives to migration in Mexico and advocate for comprehensive immigration reform in the...
25 loans for women
Your gift will provide small loans to reduce poverty and suffering. Many women in rural Egypt contribute to their household income by operating small home businesses, but often have a hard time breaking even. CRS and Egyptian partners provide loans and technical assistance to women in Minia who wish to increase their family incomes by starting or expanding small businesses such as raising small animals...
Classes for 62 students
Your gift will provide new learning opportunities to impoverished children. This educational project helps train teachers in new teaching methods so they can educate children, especially girls, in poor areas of the Congo. Among other goals, this project distributes textbooks; chalk and blackboard paint, and gives schools the tools and materials they need to refurbish old school buildings. The education plan encourages girls to attend...
Help People Cope
Counsel 48 couples
Your gift will provide counseling on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases to couples in the Diocese of Kaya. This Couple-to-Couple Counseling Project trains volunteer couples to visit married and engaged couples to talk about HIV and AIDS. The volunteer couples use bicycles to reach vulnerable couples in remote areas. The project trains participants to develop safe-living plans. Information and awareness-raising sessions are also used...
Prepare for Disaster
Training for 10 people
Your gift will strengthen the capacity of communities to manage risks and prepare for disasters. This project works to prevent the devastating effects of catastrophes in vulnerable villages. CRS and our partners work closely with local authorities to provide comprehensive emergency response plans. Your generous gift of $30 will help train 10 community members for one year.
Give Women A Voice
One year of training
Your gift will help improve local human rights laws in 238 villages of rural Orissa, one of the least developed states in India. This project strengthens the voice of women, young people and grassroots groups in community-level planning. It also trains and supports local leaders so they can help their communities by improving the delivery of essential services. Your most generous gift of $106 will...