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.
Water is Life
Vegetable harvests and new skills for refugees in Tanzania
Tanzania’s Nyarugusu Refugee Camp is home to tens of thousands of Congolese and Burundian refugees. CWS has been working in the camp for years, and most recently our focus has been on helping residents build businesses and earn a living. The previous phase of this program was called REFLECT. Then, starting in April 2019, we launched a pilot program focused …
Replacing Losina’s discouragement with hope
At the beginning of this year, Losina Evarist Elias was discouraged. Her family was struggling to afford three meals a day. They didn’t have enough money to meet their basic needs, and didn’t even have enough clothing for all nine people in her household. Their plot of land wasn’t yielding enough, and the wages that they earned from seasonal labor …
With your help, Sylvia is about to launch her business
Sylvia Salvatory knows that for rural families, a pig is a lot more than just a pet. It’s an investment in a brighter future. Pigs are a good source of meat, and they produce a relatively high number of offspring. Piglets can be sold in local markets for good prices, which is valuable income that families can use to meet …