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.
Raul’s Silver Lining
Trigger Warning: This story mentions instances of sexual abuse, child abuse, kidnapping and human trafficking. For most people seeking asylum, the journey to a safe home requires an incredible amount of trust and hope. This is especially true for unaccompanied immigrant minors, whose age and lack of companionship make them more vulnerable in an already dangerous situation. For Raul,* trusting …
8,000 Lives Changed
In countries around the world, we are seeing the close connection between climate change and hunger. The ability to grow food is largely dependent on the environment. If the environment lacks stability, so does our ability to put food on the table. This tight-knit, cause-and-effect type of situation describes the current state of many communities in Kenya. With our generous …
Veronica Cares for Her Chickens to Care for Her Family
Veronica de Sousa and her husband Joanico Pereira live on the very top of a mountain in a town called Faulebo in Timor-Leste. Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, is a mountainous country on the island of Timor in Southeast Asia. A large part of Timor-Leste’s population lives in remote areas and relies on agriculture and livestock to make an …