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In northeastern Nicaragua, The Fundacion Entre Mujeres (La FEM) coffee cooperative empowers local women in agriculture. The coffee they grow is high quality, organic and fair trade certified. La FEM partners with Just Coffee in Madison, WI to make it available to U.S. consumers.
CRS staffer Lane Hartill investigates the impact volatile food prices are having on 4 different families in Senegal and Burkina Faso in West Africa.
THE LINE IN THE SAND uses the power of theater to tell the personal stories of people affected by U.S./Mexico border migration. The following dramatization is an excerpt from an hour-long collection of monologues and photos exposing audiences to a variety of points of view on this complex and critical issue.
Bridget Chisenga became HIV positive in 2000 and subsequently lost her teaching job in Zambia due to stigma and discrimination. Today she works in Zimbabwe for Catholic Relief Services as an AIDSRelief Adherence Officer.
Like thousands in the Holy Land, Mazen Faraj and Rami Elhanan have lost loved ones to violence. Mazen, a Palestinian, lost his father, and Rami, an Israeli, lost his daughter. Yet unlike many, they do not let their losses build a psychological wall between them.
On Oct. 24, 1993, Marguerite "Maggy" Barankitse saved 25 children from ethnic killing in Eastern Burundi, Africa. What began as a home for the orphaned children, Maison Shalom—or "House of Peace"—has grown into a multi-functional service agency helping heal and support 30,000 young people and families.