Amplifying Women’s Voices
When women around the world do not have access to the same rights, opportunities and resources as the rest of society, we all suffer. By empowering women to have an education, a dignified livelihood and a community that supports them, we are helping communities move forward.
Through CWS programs around the world, women are rising to meet the challenges they face. They are going to school and learning to read and write. They are building businesses and expanding enterprises. They are putting food on the table and providing for their children.
When women rise, they take their families and their communities with them. And we're here to help them as they do it.
Fatima Discovers her Greatest Potential
Becoming a mother at a young age, by choice or by force, is challenging on its own. For refugee women, this challenge can feel extra difficult because they have to face it in a country that is not their own. Young and single refugee mothers face significant challenges: they are often ostracized by their own communities and struggle to find …
Creating New Opportunities with Aloe Vera
What comes to mind when you think about aloe vera? Perhaps you think of that one painful sunburn you got recently, or maybe you think back to summers you spent outside as a child. For our program participants in Haiti, this slimy green plant represents relief during difficult times and hope for a better and more stable future. Through our …
Josefa and Rosa’s Initiative Helps 490 Families
Before the sun has shown its first rays of the day in la Pista village, Josefa Pérez is already awake praying. “I ask for the harvest to increase, that this year we have more crops,” says Josefa. That’s why the first thing she does after preparing breakfast and cleaning the house is see her crops of peas, cabbage, broccoli and …