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.
Bojana’s Powerful Love
In Belgrade, Serbia there is a community that has been forgotten and left behind by most of society: the Roma community. People living within Belgrade city limits may only know the Roma children who often spend countless hours working on the streets to support their families. Due to a history of discrimination and exclusion, Roma families have been forced to …
Vicha and the Power of Learning
On most days, you will likely find 21-year-old Vicha exploring the world from the comfort of her home in northern Indonesia through various books. Vicha is the oldest of three siblings and is passionate about learning and caring for her family. When her father passed away in 2019, Vicha decided to dedicate herself to practicing and learning about agriculture. Now, …
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 …