Stories

Juwan wants to help her husband and provide a decent life for her children
December 12, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Juwan wants to help her husband and provide a decent life for her children

Juwan, a 32-year-old woman from Anbar Governorate's Heet District, lives with her husband, son, and daughter. She is a stay-at-home mother who occasionally produces handicrafts to assist her husband. Juwan learned about the Anbar Cash for Work project from her relatives. She decided to apply for this initiative as she needed money to support her family.

Zambian businesses affected by COVID-19 bounce back after a cash injection from Caritas
December 17, 2021 CCR-Zambia

Zambian businesses affected by COVID-19 bounce back after a cash injection from Caritas

The COVID-19 shock has been severe and widespread across businesses, with a persistent negative impact on sales. Small businesses particularly local traders across Zambia gravely felt the brunt of the financial dislocations with most small businesses completely shutting down, condemning hundreds of families into abject poverty. These businesses have bounced back after receiving grants from Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, through the cash-based multi-sectoral Intervention initiative project. 

Qutada’s life has changed dramatically after he participated in the life skills training
December 7, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Qutada’s life has changed dramatically after he participated in the life skills training

Qutada Halim Mutashar is a young man who lives in the Al-Furat, Heet District in the Iraqi governorate of Anbar. His life has not been easy, during the war his family was displaced and Qutada was facing psychological issues after returning to their home region. For a long time, he could not find job which got worse after he was infected with the Covid-19. Thanks to our Life skills training, Qutada got his life back on track.

6 Ways Caritas Czech Republic Supports the Youth in Zambia
December 1, 2021 CCR-Zambia

6 Ways Caritas Czech Republic Supports the Youth in Zambia

Many young people living in the rural part of Zambia face a lot of challenges ranging from unemployment to simple needs such as having the opportunity to participate in sporting activities. To them, having access to such things is a farfetched thing but thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and its partner United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees the youths in the Mayukwayukwa settlement can now more easily find employment opportunities or start doing sports and much more.

How Kefaya from Iraq changed the course of her life thanks to our training
November 21, 2021 CCR-Iraq

How Kefaya from Iraq changed the course of her life thanks to our training

Kefaya Elias is a 28-year-old mother of three who lives in the Bashiqa District of Ninewa Governorate, Iraq. She graduated from college, but was unable to find a job after graduation. Together with her family, Kefaya was forced to flee the Ninewa Plains after the ISIS attacks and travel to Duhok Governorate. Without any job or money to rent a home, they remained in refugee camp.

Masoud's story: How a Caritas grant helped him rebuild his life after he lost everything in the war
November 18, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Masoud's story: How a Caritas grant helped him rebuild his life after he lost everything in the war

Masoud Ablahad Ishaq is a 53-year-old man who lives in the town of Bashiqa in Iraq with his family. He had to leave his hometown because of the war and after the area was liberated from ISIS, Masoud returned to Bashiqa and had to spend all of his life savings to reconstruct his home. Thanks to the grant from Caritas Czech Republic, he is now able to stand on his own two feet again.

In Zambia, we have improved maternity care through technical support and education
November 3, 2021 News

In Zambia, we have improved maternity care through technical support and education

Improving the healthcare for pregnant women and new mothers is a long-distance run which takes place on many fronts. Patriciah, who took part in the Caritas Czech Republic medical project in Mongu in the Western Province of Zambia, will tell us a bit more about it.

How life skills training helped Muhammed get from unemployment back into the workforce
October 26, 2021 CCR-Iraq

How life skills training helped Muhammed get from unemployment back into the workforce

Mr. Muhammed is 45-year-old. Along with his parents and grandparents, he used to work as a shepherd in the Heet countryside in Iraq. But because of the conflict he had to flee his home and went through difficult times when he was kidnapped by ISIS. After returning to Heet, he could not find any source of livelihood to support his family. Now he has a solid employment thanks to his participation in Caritas' Life Skills training.

Isa: Story about courage and resilience
October 18, 2021 News

Isa: Story about courage and resilience

Isa did not have an easy life. At a very young age, rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo murdered half of his family and out of fear, he had to flee to Zambia. However, when he met Madame Shakira and Caritas Czech Republic, his life turned around and doors of new opportunities unlocked for him.

Nazmiah wants to open a shop for farmers in Syria
October 14, 2021 News

Nazmiah wants to open a shop for farmers in Syria

Nazmiah is a young student who is facing an uncertain future living in Syria. Thanks to our trainings for young Syrians, she gained new knowledge about small projects and hopes to open her own shop with supplies for farmers.