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World Report: One Million Participants in Savings Program

CRS reached a major milestone in November: one million people in 35 countries have participated in CRS’ savings groups since 2006. The savings groups help extremely poor people around the world—who can’t get loans from banks or traditional microfinance organizations—to save money and use loans to lift themselves out of poverty. Listen to the World […]

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World Report: Rebuilding a Hospital in Haiti

A new Catholic hospital is rising up in Haiti. The 2010 earthquake devastated St Francois de Sales hospital in Port-au-Prince, destroying 80 percent of its buildings and killing 140 patients and staff. But doctors and nurses carried on, performing lifesaving operations in what was left of the hospital just hours after the quake struck. Now, […]

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World Report: Fair Trade Helps Women in India Stitch Their Way Out of Poverty

With needle and thread, 500 women in rural India are stitching their way out of poverty. Listen to the World Report here.

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CRS World Report: Using Food to Help HIV Patients with Their Medicine

To make the medicines used to treat HIV work, patients need to eat 300 extra calories a day. In Rwanda, CRS makes sure patients who are weak from poor nutrition gain strength by providing food by prescription. It’s working. Listen to the World Report here.

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CRS World Report: Growing a Better Future with Candlenuts

In East Timor, families grow crops to eat and sell but often struggle to put food on the table between harvests. A small candlenut orchard can make the difference between a stable home and a struggling one. For years, CRS has helped candlenut farmers improve the quality of their nuts, expand orchards and receive better […]

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CRS World Report: CRS Brings Expertise and Compassion to Emergency Response

When a tsunami washed away a remote coastal village in Indonesia, the first help to arrive was an emergency team from CRS. With no roads or airports, the dedicated team hiked through the jungle to bring aid to the survivors. It only takes a few minutes for a disaster to destroy people’s lives. That’s why […]

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CRS World Report: Helping Refugee Children Get Back to School

For families whose lives are turned upside down because they were forced to flee their homelands, getting their children into a safe school where they can learn and make friends is a priority. In Egypt, where there are thousands of families from Africa and Iraq living as refugees, Catholic Relief Services is there to help. […]

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CRS World Report: Afghan Women Learn the Three Rs

Without the ability to write their own name or add up the coins in their purse, Afghan women are denied basic skills that can improve their lives and the lives of their family. But that is changing as women join CRS-supported community literacy classes. Listen to the World Report here.

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CRS World Report: Days of Prayer for East Timor

The young nation of East Timor, a tiny, mostly Catholic island country north of Australia, suffered violence around in past elections. Now, with a new election due in April, people are praying for a peaceful voted. During Lent over 10,000 people joined in a Journey for Peace walk signaling a new beginning. Listen to the […]

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CRS World Report: Operation Rice Bowl El Salvador

To prevent the risk of life-threatening diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation in rural El Salvador, CRS is tackling a water crisis. Listen to the CRS World Report.

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