It is incredible to see how much poor families can accomplish when we 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, 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.
For example, in 2018 we partnered with the Diocese of Mandeville in Jamaica to provide income-generating animals, and in Ethiopia, we partnered with the Daughters of Charity to support their animal husbandry program that helps poor women become self-sustainable.
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In 2018, 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.