In the Vietnamese village of Me Giong, a broken water system meant that many families faced water shortages. Once the community came together - and with support from CWS - a fair and sustainable solution emerged: cwsglobal.org/me-giong
National religious leaders urge governors and Congress to stop anti-refugee rhetoric and proposals: ow.ly/UP3rC #RefugeesWelcome
CWS helps support 12 community cooperatives in Haiti's Northwest Department. The four in the lower Northwest - including Jean Rabel commune, pictured - were hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Gardens were lost. Animals were killed. Roads were blocked or buried in mud. Many houses - which were made primarily of mud and sticks - collapsed.
CWS is responding. We need your help: cwsglobal.org/HurricaneMatthew
How can you change the lives of nine families in just seven meters?
No, it's not a trick question. Sen Sytha and her neighbors in Ou Kach village, Cambodia, faced water shortages each year when the stream that was their water source dried up. When CWS and a partner provided the materials and training they needed to build a seven-meter deep ring well, the families constructed the well that would change their lives. Now, in Sytha's words, "we no longer worry about lack of water."
Have you ever had winter melon?
For Chhundy and her family in Cambodia, winter melon is more than just a staple of family dinner. Thanks to CWS training and the family's ambition and hard work, it's also an income source: cwsglobal.org/winter-melon