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.
CWS Stands With the People of Haiti Following the Assassination of President Jovenel Moïse
Today is a dark day in Haiti as its political turmoil reaches new heights. For too long the people of Haiti have lived amidst instability and violence. Kidnappings and other threats have been on the rise, escalating in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in his residence today. Church World Service stands in unshaken solidarity with our neighbors across Haiti. …
When Pipe Dreams Start Becoming Reality
“One of the aspirations of Plataforma NNAPES [and CWS]…is that children can be protagonists and speak with their own voice about their reality and can articulate their demands and their vision about this issue.” Martín Coria, CWS Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, said this in a 2016 interview that went on to be part of a documentary …
Small Investments Lead to Big Joy
Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic took a catastrophic toll. Haiti’s Northwest department was no exception. Unemployment soared, and people lost their livelihoods. This meant that many people spent what little savings they had. When planting season arrived in November, farmers had fields that they had prepared to plant. But many couldn’t afford to buy the seeds that would go in …