Catholic Relief Services works with women farmers around the world. Even against everything—climate change, scarce resources and difficult financial circumstances—these women prove just how powerful they are.
Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) help thousands of women and their families in Ethiopia improve their economic situation by starting small businesses, buying livestock or even sending their children to school.
When a drought hits a community, it impacts everyone. But often, not everyone feels represented or included in the response to the challenge. This can be for many reasons, including a person’s gender or a disability.
In communities plagued by drought, every drop of water matters. This is especially true in parts of Ethiopia, which is in the midst of its worst drought in 50 years.
In both Chad and Bangladesh, people are being pushed by climate change and other factors to migrate in search of opportunity. In Peru, people are also on the move, this time answering the call of the South American gold rush. They are being pulled into climate change. Choose a story to explore.
Years of illegal gold mining have taken their toll on parts of the Peruvian rainforest. People have left their homes and families, pulled to this part of the world by the promise of a golden opportunity. But that opportunity may be vastly different from what they imagined.
In Bangladesh, people are being pushed to the limit by rising sea levels. In Chad, people are being pushed off the land by violence and then continually challenged by scarce resources. Climate change plays a role, and so does one's ability to push forward. This is their story.
In 2016, we brought you stories from all over the world of people struggling with the effects of climate change.
Farmers are extremely dependent on the climate. Erratic rainfall and unpredictable weather events can be the difference between a successful crop and a failure. The SAfER project (Sustainable Agriculture for Enhanced Resilience) helps farmers in Indonesia plan for the unexpected.
Farmers in El Salvador are turning to cacao, a cash crop with historic ties to the region and the potential to simultaneously help people and the environment.