Microenterprise Impact

Your Gifts Put the Poor on a Path to Self-Sufficiency

It is incredible to see what poor families can accomplish when you generously equip them with the resources and education they need to start their own businesses. By providing families with farm animals, agricultural support or small loans, Cross Catholic Outreach benefactors 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.

For example, in 2019 with your support, we partnered with Rainbow Network
to offer microenterprise support to poor, rural families, and in Ethiopia, we funded the Daughters of Charity’s animal husbandry program that helps poor women become self-sufficient.

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

We Offered Livelihood Support to Lift Families Out Of Poverty

It is incredible to see what poor families can accomplish when you generously equip them with the resources and education they need to start their own businesses. By providing families with farm animals, agricultural support or small loans, Cross Catholic Outreach benefactors 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.

For example, in 2019 with your support, we partnered with Rainbow Network
to offer microenterprise support to poor, rural families, and in Ethiopia, we funded the Daughters of Charity’s animal husbandry program that helps poor women become self-sustainable.

2019 MICROENTERPRISE Facts
grants
provided to:
16
projects
in
11
countries
MICROLOANS
provided:
646
Loans
Total amount made:
$54,545

Highlighted Microenterprise Project

Amigos for Christ

Nicaragua – Project 1132

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach partnered with Amigos for Christ to provide farm animals for 17 needy families. This included three pigs per household, as well as pigpen materials, feed, training and veterinary services. The pigs come from Amigos’ own farm, where state-of-the-art techniques are used to produce the healthiest, most profitable pigs possible, which then helps local families increase their income and standard of living.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

RECIPIENTS

During the July-December period, 7 families received pigs. 7 other families received chickens.

During the July-December period, 7 families received pigs. 7 other families received chickens.

FUNDING

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $18,300 in support during the fiscal year.

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $18,300 in support during the fiscal year.

Feed

Our local partner has developed its own mix of pig feed that is both healthier and more cost-effective than what local farmers can access on the market.

Our local partner has developed its own mix of pig feed that is both healthier and more cost-effective than what local farmers can access on the market.

DIVERSIFICATION

The pigs are part of a broader agriculture program that also empowers farmers with the knowledge and resources to profitably grow a variety of crops.

The pigs are part of a broader agriculture program that also empowers farmers with the knowledge and resources to profitably grow a variety of crops.

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach partnered with Amigos for Christ to provide farm animals for 17 needy families. This included three pigs per household, as well as pigpen materials, feed, training and veterinary services. The pigs come from Amigos’ own farm, where state-of-the-art techniques are used to produce the healthiest, most profitable pigs possible, which then helps local families increase their income and standard of living.

Fast Facts

Recipients

During the July-December period, 7 families received pigs. 7 other families opted to receive chickens.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach provided $18,300 in support during the fiscal year.

Feed

Our local partner has developed its own mix of pig feed that is both healthier and more cost-effective than what local farmers can access on the market.

Diversification

The pigs are part of a broader agriculture program that also empowers farmers with the knowledge and resources to profitably grow a variety of crops.

*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.