Where: Nicaragua

Smoke-Free Kitchens in Nicaragua

$450 installs a clean-air kitchen in the home of a poor family.


For families in rural Nicaragua, meals are often prepared on unsanitary surfaces, and rudimentary stoves fill their homes with toxic smoke. Your gift will help families receive a sanitary kitchen, which includes a clean-air stove that reduces wood use by nearly 70%, a hygienic cooking surface and a ventilation system that will eradicate chronic respiratory illness caused by long-term smoke inhalation.

Join Cross Catholic Outreach in blessing these families with a sanitary kitchen equipped with a ventilated clean-air stove (reducing wood use by 75%) and a hygienic cooking surface.

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Cross Catholic Outreach

Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.


The Cross Catholic Outreach Christmas Catalog makes it fun and easy to extend the joy of Christmas to the poor. Instead of being filled with retail items, the catalog contains meaningful gifts for some of the world’s most impoverished families. Some gifts are lifesaving items such as Basic Medicines or Hygiene Products, while others are large projects such as Safe Homes or Clean Water. All gifts are sent on your behalf to grateful families in developing countries.

It’s easy to shop through the Cross Catholic Outreach Christmas Catalog. Simply browse through the categories and choose an item within your budget and close to your heart, such as Emergency Aid Blankets or Powdered Milk for Children. Select and sponsor one or more of these gifts, and you’ll make a meaningful impact on the life of a needy child or family overseas. It’s that simple!

Blessing the poor happens year-round. Some gifts in our Christmas Catalog are sourced locally, so there is no need to worry about international shipping. For items that require shipping, Cross Catholic Outreach works with partners in every country we serve to ensure Christmas Catalog gifts are delivered in a timely fashion.

Yes! Making a gift in honor of a friend or family member(s) is a fun and easy way to share Christmas joy. Once you complete the checkout process, let them know by sending a print this certificate or e-Card.

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for the Christmas Catalog incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.