Empower Women Worldwide

International Women's Day | March 10

We Offered Livelihood Support to Lift Women Out of Poverty

It is incredible to see how much poor women can accomplish when we equip them with resources and education to start their own businesses. By providing families with farm animals, agricultural support or small loans, we help them discover their potential and achieve their goals.

Our economic development programs have proven to significantly raise the participants’ standard of living, while also increasing their sense of dignity and self-respect. Women are often particularly empowered by these projects, and their eyes light up as they tell you about everything their work has provided for their children.

2019 Microenterprise Facts

2019 Microenterprise Facts

Grants

provided to:

provided to:

16

projects

11

countries

Micro-Loans

provided:

provided:

646

Loans

total amounts made:

total amounts made:

$54,545

Highlighted MICROENTERPRISE PROJECT

Farm Animals for Poor Women

Ethiopia - Project 0543

Cross Catholic Outreach supported 70 women receiving poultry and training through the Daughters of Charity’s ministry. The sisters work with each woman in the program to ensure that they learn to run a successful chicken-rearing businesses to boost income and nutrition for poor families.

Fast Facts

Farm Animals

Cross Catholic Outreach funds provided 1,050 chickens to women in need.

Benefits

70 women benefited from the program and are now running their own businesses. 239 children and dependents benefited because their mothers participated in the program and completed income generation training.

skills training

70 women participated in business and life skills training for the first time, and 50 beneficiaries from previous years completed a refresher course.

Support Microenterprise Projects Around the World

*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2019. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2019; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for microenterprise programs incurred through June 30, 2020, 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.