Welcome to the 2021-2022 Gift of Hope Catalog


Give Opportunity 

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 cycle of poverty.

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Training for a Microfinance Group Member

Catholic Relief Services supports savings-based microfinance groups that provide extremely poor people—mostly women—with a way to save their own money and provide opportunities to invest, borrow and help their neighbors meet emergency needs. Groups are self-sustaining, and each member receives training in financial management.

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Sewing Machine for Entrepreneur

Catholic Relief Services provides adult education, vocational training and literacy programs that open doors for many women and men around the world. These programs provide the knowledge and tools—like sewing machines—to earn a living and build a future.

Welcome Kit

After escape or rescue, a Welcome Kit can make trafficking survivors feel safe and at home once again. CRS works to prevent human trafficking worldwide and protect victims. Survivors recieve psychosocial support and job training. Welcome Kits provide survivors with all the necessary items of home as soon as they arrive. Give human trafficking victims a welcome with hygiene items, clothes and bedding. Help a girl feel like herself again.

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Survivor's Kit for Trafficked Girls

Poor women and children are exploited by human traffickers. Kits for trafficking survivors provide a month’s supply of food, medicine, bedding, clothing and hygiene items.

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Counseling for Former Child Soldiers in Africa

Children who have escaped brainwashing, torture and forced combat return home highly traumatized. CRS provides refuge and counseling for former child soldiers in Africa, helping them re-enter into their home communities and rebuild their lives.

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