Latin America and the Caribbean
Everyone should have a safe home and be able to earn a living, put food on the table and care for their children. And we should be able to make this happen in a way that respects local cultures and gives voice to the marginalized.
From Mexico to Argentina, we're teaming up with talented and compassionate partners to make this happen. We focus on reaching people who society often excludes, such as families in remote areas. Or children with incarcerated parents. Or people who have left their homes in search of safety or prosperity.
Join us as we strengthen communities and respond to emergencies.
Rebuilding after the Storm
Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti in October 2016. For years, we worked with remote communities to rebuild houses and schools that were damaged or destroyed.
A path to a better future for Maria and her family
Maria de Paz Bernal was born 50 years ago in the municipality of Nebaj, Guatemala. She was 12 when the war came to Nebaj. Her father was assassinated. A few years later, as armed conflict still raged, Maria was shot in her right foot. She had a hard time recovering from the gunshot, and it often led to moments of …
New information means a new outlook in Nicaragua
Note: This story was written in the fall of 2020, before Hurricanes Eta and Iota slammed into Nicaragua’s Atlantic coast. Communities participating in this program were severely impacted, as you can see here. With CWS support, Accion Medica Cristiana responded immediately. We are now working together to plan longer-term recovery support, but we do know that the information and practices …
“Thank you very much for this beautiful program.”
Many families in Haiti earn a living by raising livestock. People breed animals such as sheep, goats or pigs and then sell the offspring. In recent years, though, disasters have struck the nation and claimed the lives of many families’ animals. Families may also have to sell their livestock as a last resort to meet urgent needs, ending this sustainable …