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Broken souls are harder to restore than ruined buildings. Caritas Czech Republic provides psychological support to victims of the war in Ukraine
October 25, 2022 News

Broken souls are harder to restore than ruined buildings. Caritas Czech Republic provides psychological support to victims of the war in Ukraine

Ruins, death, rapes, cruelty, torture, personal losses, constant danger, and fear. Ukrainians have been living in the horrors of the war for 8 months. All these terrible things are not something people can easily deal with. Sometimes it is very hard for them even to find a reason to live. That is why victims of war need professional help to be able to continue their normal life. Caritas Czech Republic provides professional training for psychologists and social workers for the local Caritas Ukraine team.

Jean from Zambia is now the owner of a cassava processing business thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
October 12, 2022 News

Jean from Zambia is now the owner of a cassava processing business thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Jean Makunga Habukali is a farmer living in Mongu, located in Zambia's Western Province. Jean was a radio presenter, but she lost her job in 2018. After that, Jean started farming cassava and cashew, however, she lacked proper facilities. Caritas Czech Republic provided Jean with cassava processing equipment and adequate space. Thanks to our help, Jean is now the proud owner of her own cassava farm.

I can finally grow vegetables again, despite ISIS, says Ziyad from Iraq
October 10, 2022 News

I can finally grow vegetables again, despite ISIS, says Ziyad from Iraq

Ziyad from Iraq had been a farmer all his life until ISIS drove him from his farm. His burnt and devastated farm has now been rebuilt thanks to the help of Caritas Czech Republic. His tomatoes, olives and cucumbers are now feeding him again. In addition, he gives work to other Iraqis.

Lilia from Kyiv can now help her daughter get a proper education
October 6, 2022 News

Lilia from Kyiv can now help her daughter get a proper education

Lilia Yarova is a widow from Kyiv, Ukraine. She was forced to leave her home and a job in the capital because of the war. Together with her daughter, they found refuge in the Lviv region. Thanks to the financial support from Caritas Czech Republic, Lilia can afford to send her daughter to school.

We don't know what war sounds like, but we see how destructive it is, say Ukrainian refugees living in Moldova
October 3, 2022 CCR-Moldova

We don't know what war sounds like, but we see how destructive it is, say Ukrainian refugees living in Moldova

It is certainly hard to be a refugee. But imagine what it is like to be a refugee with a hearing impairment: not being able to hear sirens when running to safety, not being able to communicate verbally, and not understanding what is going on around you. Tatiana and Alexander are both hearing impaired. They found a safe haven in Moldova and decided to build their lives there. Tatiana and 

Caritas helps after devastating floods in Pakistan
September 30, 2022 News

Caritas helps after devastating floods in Pakistan

Pakistan is dealing with the aftermath of unprecedented flooding that has directly affected 33 million people in the country. A third of Pakistan's land has disappeared under water and millions of Pakistanis have lost their livelihoods. Caritas network is helping the affected people secure the basic necessities of life. Caritas Czech Republic contributed CZK 250 000 from its crisis fund.

I repair refrigerators for a living, says 25-year-old refugee Nicholas
September 29, 2022 News

I repair refrigerators for a living, says 25-year-old refugee Nicholas

For Nicholas, finding a job in Zambia is almost an unachievable dream. Although he was born in Zambia, he is still considered a refugee. That is because his parents originally come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, from where they fled in search for safety. They found a safe haven in Zambia, where their son was born. Thanks to the support from Caritas Czech Republic, Nicholas now has his own workshop where he repairs refrigerators.

Woman beekeeper from rural Georgia expands her business
September 26, 2022 CCR-Georgia

Woman beekeeper from rural Georgia expands her business

Nana Dvalidze, a middle-aged beekeeper from the Alpine zone of Georgia has been producing honey products for years. Although the quality of her honey was excellent and she was distributing it across the whole country, the volume of the production was low as the work with outdated equipment required a lot of time. After Caritas Czech Republic granted Nana modern honey production equipment, honey-pressing became much easier and that enabled her to expand the business. 

My family now has food all year round, says Mr Mapulanga from Zambia who adopted conservation farming
September 19, 2022 CCR-Zambia

My family now has food all year round, says Mr Mapulanga from Zambia who adopted conservation farming

Mr Morgan Mapulanga, 72, is a lead farmer in Mulundu agriculture camp in Kaoma, Zambia. Thanks to our training, he has adopted conservation farming and is now practising an environmentally friendly mode of agriculture.

I am happy to help those in need, says a nurse from Moldova
September 15, 2022 CCR-Moldova

I am happy to help those in need, says a nurse from Moldova

Natalia is a nurse in one of the home care centres that Caritas Czech Republic opened in Moldova. She regularly visits elderly and disadvantaged people, providing them with health check-ups, but also talking to them so they do not feel alone. In the interview, she talks abour her experience and the needs of Moldovan seniors.