With access to financial services a major challenge, CRS’ savings groups enable participants to better manage finances and grow sustainable livelihoods.
Access to financial services enables savings group members to increase earnings that in turn fuel more savings and investments.
As farmers learn new techniques and use higher quality seed, they’re seeing more crops per acre and passing on new methods to others.
A CRS program helps shop owners to better serve customers during conflict that threatened livelihoods, and access to basic food and household items.
Catholic Relief Services and our partners around the world are working on the front lines of the COVID‑19 pandemic to prevent risk, save lives and bolster recovery in high-risk communities. The current crises in India and Brazil highlight the heightened risks facing vulnerable families and communities—and the need for CRS and our local partners to respond.
Through a CRS program, community health volunteers act as confidants, patient advocates and counselors.
A CRS program helps teen moms and their families cope with life changes and find a way toward a fulfilling life.
A CRS savings group helped participants grow funds and stimulate livelihoods to improve family resilience and self-reliance.
Following years of conflict and disruption, Sudanese farmers found new skills and knowledge help them restore devastated lands and livelihoods.