Donate to Fight Poverty in South America

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.


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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Change Even More Lives

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.