Everyone should be able to live without fear. We should all have a safe place to call home, a way to earn a living, food to eat and water to drink.
In many communities in Africa, like in many other places in the world, these goals can be hard to reach. Conflict and disasters drive people from their homes. Harsh climates can destroy crops and make it hard to get water.
CWS operates Resettlement Support Center Africa, based in Kenya. The RSC team guides all U.S.-bound refugees from sub-Saharan Africa through the resettlement process. We help them prepare for their new lives in the United States.
Other CWS programs focus on helping farmers improve their harvests. Connecting communities to clean water. Equipping families to rebuild and replant after a disaster. Supporting entrepreneurs from marginalized communities as they start businesses. Building a world where everyone can reach their potential.
Preschool for Jelena
Jelena* was scared to start preschool. She’s a 6-year-old who lives in Belgrade, Serbia, with her family. Jelena’s family are from Belgrade’s Roma community. They live in an informal settlement with other Roma families. Enrolling in school and pursuing an education aren’t givens for Roma children, since they are among the most marginalized children in the country. In order to …
Students in rural Kenya are on a path to greatness
“We are very grateful to CWS and its partners for the great transformation happening at our school,” says Francis Loseron, the chairperson of Chepakul School in rural western Kenya. “The reason I say this is because the girls’ biggest need [a dormitory] has been met; as a result, they will be happy, healthy and ready to learn. It’s a sad …
Hope and recovery for 800 Kenyan families after the desert locust emergency
In 2020, swarms of desert locusts resembling dark storm clouds descended ravenously on the East and greater horn of Africa. They roved through the region and flattened farms and pasture lands posing an unprecedented threat to the food security of millions of people and their livestock in already vulnerable areas. Farmers could do nothing but watch with dismay as the …