Investing in water invests in people. Azure is a program that mobilizes capital and technical expertise to upgrade and expand water services for the poor in rural and urban communities of El Salvador.
Nearly 6 million people in the Sahel region of West Africa are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe #malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. Caritas is appealing for urgent assistance that can save lives.
YouthBuild is a CRS program that provides education, employment and leadership to youth in Central America. In Guatemala, the program helps young men and women discover their grit and turn obstacles into opportunity.
Today, CRS celebrated its first annual Community Day! Staff across the world volunteered around the local offices where they live and work to extend our mission of serving others while also strengthening our own community of colleagues
In the West African nation of Niger, malaria is responsible for 1/3 of all deaths. Using a simple preventive medicine, we can protect millions of children. Watch how it works, and join us on World Malaria Day to help Crush Malaria: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQfMT
“No one ever tells you how hard it is to give birth and become a mother, and to live a married life with your husband and new family,” says Grace Okiki, who volunteers for a local care group in the village of Kaluoch, in Western Kenya. “It can be so hard. And you’re so young.”
Grace’s care group is supported by CRS through the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The groups help mothers teach fellow mothers key principles, like how a child develops in the womb, how to play with a newborn, how to stimulate young minds and how to nourish growing babies.
A great piece in The New York Times about our savings and lending program in Central African Republic. These savings groups can make a substantial difference for people, especially women, in incredibly difficult circumstances. They provide critical opportunities to some of the world’s poorest communities where access to formal financial institutions is nearly impossible.
This year, join us as we celebrate our 75th anniversary! Our story is your story. You bring CRS to life. You are a vital part of our past, present and future, and we couldn’t do it without you.
At CRS, we know that a child’s playtime is crucial for their development -- especially in the first 1,000 days. That’s why we have THRIVE. A program focused on teaching mothers, with young children, skills and techniques to empower their growing babies. Pictured here is baby Shakirah who contracted cerebral malaria which left her fully paralyzed. Toys like the car her mother made are helping Shakirah with mobility.
Leonor Cruz, CRS' head of programs for the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, receives the "volunteer of the year" award from Vice President Margarita Cedeño de Fernández in the Dominican Republic for her tireless commitment to working with youth and building peace.