COVID-19 has greatly affected countless people around the world, especially those who are living in the margins. Many earn day wages and now have no income due to lockdowns. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide support to struggling people most due to this pandemic.
Refugees and vulnerable families in economically marginalized communities in Lebanon need assistance with medical care. Alleviate the triple burden of extreme poverty, poor health and forced displacement by providing accessibility to medical needs.
Families struggling with hunger and extreme poverty are facing challenges that have been compounded in 2020 due to the effects of the global health crisis. Your gift will feed a family for a month in places such as Lebanon, South Sudan, and Latin America, where CBM is already at work addressing the need for stable and secure sources of food.
Change women’s lives in Rwanda by teaching them how to read. Becoming literate allows Rwandan women to provide a better future for themselves and their families. This gift comes with books, Bibles and gender training.
There are many factors that affect the social well-being of Rwandan families. Gender and family training helps equip and educate families on literacy, healthy gender roles and how spouses can better care for one another.
Did you know that the lack of sanitary napkins can keep a female student out of school for several days each month? Providing such a practical need can keep girls in school, leading to a brighter future.
In Kakuma Refugee camps in Kenya, families must pay to use grinding mills to turn their maize into flour. Many who cannot afford this will hand-grind their maize using stones. Having free and easy access to a grinding mill helps save time and money that can be used for other important needs.
The women from the Mising tribe in North Eastern India, India make beautiful traditional shawls. Gift them with weaving materials that will help them produce more wares and increase family income levels.
A peacebuilding workshop for women, youth and other community leaders at Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya provides a way to heal from trauma, learn about conflict resolution and understand peaceful coexistence.
The Mising tribe is an unreached people group in North Eastern India. Bring the gospel to Mising women, children and youth through tutoring and vocational training activities provided by a local church partner.
Gift vulnerable children and youth in the Dominican Republic with social development programs that enable them to thrive in life. These include training on values and gender, biblical knowledge, music, English and vocational skills such as hairdressing. This gift comes with school supplies and clothing.
Children in the Philippines don’t always get the chance to attend preschool. Pre-primary education lays down a foundation for children at a critical stage in their lives. In addition, they will receive nutritious meals that will prepare their minds for learning.
In Rwanda, not all children are able to complete secondary education, which limits opportunities for their future. Give vulnerable children and parentless kids the education that they need for a better life.
Tuition and school fees aren’t the only things keeping vulnerable children from getting an education. The lack of basic school supplies is another deterrent. Provide marginalized kids in Rwanda and Kenya with access to tools they need to do well in school.
In Cochabamba, Bolivia, children and youth benefit greatly from programs that improve their well-being. They are able to acquire life skills that support good health and are provided with nutritious food. Spiritual, psychological and educational support are also offered to the participants.
For children who live in extremely remote tribal villages in Myanmar, the location of their homes makes it nearly impossible to attend school. By providing a second home that is closer in proximity, children can get the education they need.
In Bolivia, families who live in rural areas have limited access to food. This affects both their emotional and physical health. By providing other means to receive better nutrition, such as by growing vegetable kitchen gardens, local families can have a better quality of life. Each family will receive construction materials, seeds and agricultural supplies.
Rabbits are a very cost-effective and non-labour intensive animal to raise, producing highly nutritious meat along with enriching manure which can greatly improve soil quality. Rabbits are also highly reproductive and grow rapidly, leading to a very profitable animal for a family to raise.
Poultry are fairly easy to care for and help keep areas clean by controlling bugs and weeds naturally. Poultry are an excellent source of food and meat, as their eggs can feed a family while also being a reliable source of income. Poultry also create excellent fertilizer for farming.
Pigs are a hardy animal that provide many valuable uses including pork, lard, leather, glue and fertilizer, as well as a variety of medicines. Pigs can also have up to five or six pigs per litter, at least once a year, which can be raised or sold as income to provide for a family’s needs.
Goats are versatile animals that can be raised in a variety of different climates and environments. Goatscan produce up to two to three kids a year, andprovide a steady milk supply as well as meat for families to have or sell. Goat fibers can also be spun and used in a number of ways.
While cows require more living space than poultry or rabbits, the fresh milk that they provide is invaluable for a family’s nutrition and health, while also being an important resource to be sold at the market for a steady income. Cows can have up to four calves in their lifetime, which can lead to a herd.
Through micro-enterprise activities and small agricultural and economic development training, a community in El Salvador will become better equipped to find ways to increase income and become more financially stable.
Sponsor an acre of land, which includes a land lease, seeds, fertilizer and chemicals. A community of Canadian farmers will grow crops for you, proceeds of which will go to overseas CBM food relief and agricultural development projects through the Foodgrains Bank.
It’s important for pastors in the Dominican Republic to be able to get together and encourage and equip one another for ministry. They’ll receive assistance with transportation, food and educational and training materials.
Pastors in the Philippines must often fill many roles, so they benefit from gaining practical skills training. They’ll learn about pastoral care, leading meetings, managing budgets, and community development practices.