CRS project helps seasoned business owners start over following devastating conflict.
Investing in entrepreneurs helps recharge local economies disrupted by conflict.
Identifying a community’s vulnerable children and providing services that open doors to a fuller more productive life is, with 4Children, a vital but in a sense short-term goal. Strengthening a community’s capacity to continue to serve its children, their caregivers and families means sustained support long after the project’s end.
Still, it is extremely encouraging to hear stories like Felix’s. Here is a young boy facing challenges that seemed insurmountable. The immediate assistance he received opened a door to continuing education and a better future.
"Right now, Venezuela’s most poor and vulnerable are the ones who are coming, and they do not have the means to pay for a passport, nor do they have the means to buy an airline ticket to be able to leave."
Our most successful critical support systems go virtually unnoticed until we need them. When they fail to function properly, difficult problems become impossible. 4Children’s focus on capacity strengthening and systems strengthening helps communities construct stable support environments.
Brigitte’s story illustrates that holistic health and well-being requires coordinated comprehensive care.
When you walk into the Shabo home in Bashiqa, a town in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq, you will see fresh paint on the walls, new fixtures in the bathroom and recent electrical work throughout the house. Along with the repairs, there’s also a smoke-damaged air conditioner and exposed wood in the ceiling that still needs plastering—signs of what happened when ISIS fighters occupied their town for 3 years.
CRS’ e-voucher card allows people in Gaza to purchase food, hygiene and living supplies in times of crisis.
Unemployment and climate change among factors pushing people toward making dangerous decisions in hope of a better life.
To solve big problems, we must be bold enough to take them on and humble enough to know that we cannot transform the world on our own.