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Catholic Relief Services helps poor people gain the means, rights and skills to live in dignity, and care for themselves and their families.

Hundreds of CRS projects offer impoverished women, men and children the tools they need to break the relentless cycle of poverty.

Around the world, 3 billion people earn less than $2.50 a day.

“I've learned how to invest my money wisely and the power of being united. I've also learned a lot from other women in my group in terms of responsibility and respect.”

—Sofía López, Mexico

Give the gift of opportunity

Opportunities - 1 year of microfinance training


Training for microfinance group member

Teaches how to save, earn, borrow and invest in the future

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Opportunities - Sewing machine for an entrepreneur


Sewing machine for entrepreneur

Helps jump-start a small business

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Opportunities - Protection (For a Trafficked Child)


Protection (For a Trafficked Child)

Survivors receive safety and support to help them in recovery

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Safety and counseling for former child soldiers


Counseling for former child soldiers

Comforts, guides and supports children who were forced into combat

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