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Create Opportunities

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.


“There are people who are in a worse situation than I was. So, we constantly think about those people. But … how about doing something about it?”

—Rasha Sharhan, Iraqi refugee
   Philadelphia

Give the gift of opportunity

Opportunities - 1 year of microfinance training

$30

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

$150

Sewing machine for entrepreneur

Helps jump-start a small business

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