Microenterprise Projects

Almost half of the global population lives in poverty on less than $2.50 per day, and over 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 per day. Poverty affects every aspect of a person’s life, from food to drinking water, sanitation, utilities, disease, and employment. When you donate to Cross Catholic Outreach, you are doing the work of Jesus Christ to empower and increase the self-sufficiency of the poor. In poverty-stricken regions of AfricaAsiathe CaribbeanMexico and Central America, and South America, we offer material aid in times of need, economic empowerment through micro-financing, and supplies to help farmers and entrepreneurs support their families and communities.

Featured Project

Project 3059

Microenterprise in Ethiopia

BGW - Social & Economic Empowerment

Donate to help transform lives


The Brothers of Good Works need your help to bring Christ’s mercy to poor HIV-infected women and commercial sex workers. Your generous gift will support an empowerment program that will give 182 vulnerable women a path to a better life through basic business training, start-up business capital, mentorship and HIV destigmatization.

The goal is that the women will no longer need to rely on handouts or prostitution to survive. Help us give them a second chance!

Our Global Work

In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating an ideal synergy for the greatest impact.

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Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.

Become a Cross Mission Partner today and experience the joy of changing lives every month through your gift.


Financial Accountability

At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 5.05%

More than 94% of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.

Audited Financials FY2020

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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.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2021, the close of our ministry’s new 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.