Create Opportunities

Photo by Karen Kasmauski for CRS

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.


'Without this sewing machine, I would have more difficulty getting food.'

—Nurun Nahar, Bangladesh

Give the gift of opportunity

First year's financial training for microfinance group member

$30

Training for microfinance group member

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

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Sewing machine for an entrepreneur

$150

Sewing machine for entrepreneur

Helps jump-start a small business

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iPod Touch

$200

iPod touch

Enables an entrepreneur to collect and analyze business data

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Laptop

$500

Laptop

Empowers people with access to global information, technology and innovation

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