Many countries in South America have high poverty rates, especially in the northern portion of the continent. Some of the most impoverished nations here are Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. Poverty in these regions is often due to adverse weather conditions that devastate agricultural land, unequal distribution of resources, lack of jobs, and limited opportunities for medical care and education.
Our Catholic ministry partners provide critical support to the poor and strive to make impoverished South American families healthier, self-sufficient, and spiritually fulfilled. By empowering local Catholic priests, sisters, and lay ministries, we’re able to provide access to clean water, aid local farming communities, support the education of young students, and feed the hungry. With your help, we can further alleviate poverty in South America in the name of Jesus Christ.
Browse our projects below to see how you can donate to fight poverty in South America.
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 and ideal synergy for the greatest impact.
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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.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, 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.