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There is a song Mary Kamangeni hums as she places bundles of dried stalks on the land where she's planted corn. "My life is like the water in the stream." she sings softly in Chichewa, the language of Malawi. "It flows in one direction."
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A key principle that Catholics carry with them when venturing to help poor and vulnerable people is independence. The Church's teachings on social justice takes care...More
In Antanimora, Madagascar, you can tell the time of day by listening.
At 7 a.m., the cicadas screech. At 9, the cows begin to moo. At noon, dogs irritated by the heat bark angrily. By dusk, the wind howls as it whips past cacti and dried soil. In Robin Rasamimanana's fields, dawn breaks...More
Care of the smallest children in East Timor often falls to mothers. They wipe runny noses and labor over cooked-from-scratch meals, and meet the youngest children's needs while attending to demands from older siblings. Fathers also provide some of this direct care, but it's a rare enough...More
"Something exciting's happening at CRS," says Sandra Basgall, who turned 70 a few weeks ago.
Sandra's a Catholic Relief Services staff member who lives in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. To understand her excitement is to grasp the deep commitment she shares with CRS about...More
Amanda Simms found a way to be a servant of God at school.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Baltimore, Maryland, spent a week helping students find ways to live in solidarity with the poorest of the poor around the globe through the Catholic Relief Services Global Solidarity Schools...More
On a sunny day, 35 women get together on a patio to talk about a subject usually handled by men: money.
"Many municipalities here have microfinance and saving groups. However, most of them follow the norm of only accepting men," says Leonor Zárate, coordinator of the Savings and Internal...More
It you weren't looking for it, you'd probably miss the small office tucked away in the labyrinth of streets that make up old Damascus. But the small space provides a much-needed service for thousands of Iraqi refugees who have fled to Syria since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In fact, this...More
When Chris and Sonia Arriola come home from work each evening this Lent, they'll return to their tradition of fishing through their pockets for a few dollars or a handful of change. The money will go to their two young children—not for piggy banks or trips to the candy store, but to deposit in...More