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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.
Better farming techniques and carefully selected seed lead to improved nutrition and financial security.
Ethiopia is in the midst of its worst drought in 50 years, putting more than 10 million people at risk for starvation. Prolonged drought, erratic rainfall and land degradation are posing challenges that have pushed people to the edge.
Along with ongoing development programs, CRS is providing food aid to nearly 3 million people facing hunger and malnutrition.
Catholic Relief Services' SUCCESS project, or Strengthening Urban Communities' Capacity to Endure Severe Shocks, is helping some of the poorest residents of Manila prepare for natural disasters through planning, mapping and improving neighborhood conditions to reduce the severity of damage in the event of a disaster.