Latin America is a major site of poverty in our world, especially in developing nations like Guatemala and Nicaragua. The poverty rate has been over 59 percent in Guatemala and over 48 percent in Nicaragua in recent years. This means that families in these Latin American countries suffer from high maternal-child mortality rates, malnutrition, unlivable wages, and other devastating effects of poverty.
To meet these needs, Cross Catholic Outreach works in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and elsewhere in Latin America to keep children safe, provide nutritious food, train farmers to become successful, and mentor students with a quality Catholic education. Every donation, regardless of size, has a potential to make a huge impact on lives of families living in poverty in this part of the world.
When you select an aid project, your donation to that project will be used to cover any expenditures for the project incurred through June 30, 2019, 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.