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God’s Fields Are Never Fallow
There is no time like fall to appreciate the magnificent generosity of God. The fields that a few weeks ago were filled with plants reaching for the sky—full of grain and corn and beans and all sorts of other crops—have yielded their bounty.
In orchards’ tidy rows,...More
Microfinance Savings Strategy Grows Small Business
CRS' savings-led microfinance approach teaches financial literacy.More
Harvesting the Best in Others
It's the time of year when plump pumpkins appear on doorsteps and the sweet smell of apple cider dances through the air. The fall harvest is nature's bounty; many yummy gifts will delight tongues and tummies over the next few weeks....More
Mauritania: Helping My Neighbor, Building Resilience
Mohamet Salem adjusts his black headscarf to keep the sandy wind out of his eyes. The father of nine is from Darel Beyda, a village in Brakna, Mauritania—an expansive desert nation in the Sahel region of West Africa.
People here are still feeling the effects of disastrous harvests back...More
Help Needed to Prevent Famine in South Sudan
A few weeks ago, you would not have seen even one head of cattle in Bor Town, South Sudan. The town was still nearly empty after the violent attacks of December 2013 that forced residents to seek refuge on islands in the Nile River, at a mission, or wherever else they thought they would be safe...More
CRS' Peacebuilding in Central African Republic
Two hungry goats are tied together with a chain. Whenever one tries to walk toward a lush and leafy bush, it is held back by the other trying to walk to a similar bush in a different direction.
This image helped encourage discussion at a filled-to-capacity Catholic Relief Services...More
Malawi Community Health Hero
Promisi—pronounced "Promise"—grips a large red plastic building block as her classmates sing with gusto. "The vowels are A-E-I-0-UUUUU," they chant, forming a circle around Promisi, who is sitting in the only chair in the room. She peers at them from the corner of her left eye, looking at them...More
What Our Children Are Not Learning
For those who love the smell of marble composition books, a shiny lunch box and a fresh pack of crayons, this is your time of year. It's back-to-school for the kids, and knowledge can be found everywhere—even in remote places where Catholic Relief Services is helping to educate vulnerable...More