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.
Food Shortages and Growing Worries among Haiti’s Older Adults
“When I heard about the coronavirus, I felt extremely worried,” Irancier Morancy says. “I am already not in good health. If this disease gets to me, it will kill me quickly. On top of that, there are no good hospitals in the area to care for us.” Irancier’s situation is heartbreakingly common for older adults in Haiti. CWS and our …
Older Adults in Haiti Facing Food Shortages and Growing Worries Due to Covid-19, New Study Finds
Port-au-Prince — A new report issued today finds that Haiti’s older population is struggling to satisfy urgent needs under restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The report details how many older Haitians are facing mounting hunger, near-constant stress, uncertainty about healthcare and growing economic difficulties. Today’s release, conducted in partnership between Church World Service …
On International Day of the Girl, Wisdom from a Role Model
Felicia is a longtime friend of CWS from the Dominican Republic. CWS supports regional advocacy and support of children whose parents are incarcerated. Felicia participated in programs through our partner in the Dominican Republic, Caminante Proyecto Educativo. She has shared her own experience as the child of an incarcerated parent with international audiences and has helped bring attention to an …