When a community partners with CWS, they are pulling themselves out of hunger or poverty. We're proud to be the toolbox they need to make sustainable change.
Throughout a CWS program, the community is at the helm. They weigh in on what their most urgent challenges are. As the program unfolds, CWS provides expert guidance, supplies and funding. Communities provide the time and effort to make the program successful. They care for shared gardens, help with construction, attend workshops, and mobilize their neighbors. When a new water system or other infrastructure element is finished, the community assumes responsibility for it.
When we invest in people who are vulnerable or under-served, they can fulfill their own goals.
Replacing worry with confidence in rural Indonesia
Mispa’s life used to be defined by worry. As a single mom to her now 17-year-old son, it was up to her to support her family. She worried about paying for her son’s education. She worried about putting food on the table. She worried that she wasn’t making enough money as a weaver. Then she worried when she ran out …
A wooly new chapter for a community in Haiti
CWS has partnered with the community of Cassavon in Haiti for years. It was among the parts of the country that Hurricane Matthew hit hard in 2016, and our team helped the community rebuild their public school. The newest chapter of this partnership involves sheep! With support from Latter-day Saint Charities, our team provided sheep to many of the students …
Pigs mean hope for families in Haiti
“My name is Fedilia Roselène, and I am 56 years old. I have two boys and a girl in my family. To me, the pig breeding program that is taking place in my community is a deliverance. I used to have pigs, but I haven’t had any pigs for a long time. My sweet potato and kitchen waste were left …