In developing countries, the poorest families often rely on small-scale subsistence farming to survive — so learning how to improve crop yields can have an incredible impact on income and quality of life. In addition to empowering men and women to better support themselves, agriculture programs are also a powerful way for families to experience faith firsthand as they become stewards of God’s creation.
In 2022, 828 million people worldwide suffered from hunger, so agriculture improvements were more important than ever.
Thanks to faithful supporters like you, Cross Catholic Outreach was able to support 14 agriculture projects in six countries. This included funding women-owned farms in Maïssade, Haiti, and providing starter plants, seeds farming tools, training and more. You also helped the Batey Relief Alliance in the Dominican Republic provide 120 women with low-interest loans and agricultural supplies to grow crops such as lemons, sweet potatoes and bananas.