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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.

Matte went back to agriculture again after ISIS destroyed his farm
September 26, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Matte went back to agriculture again after ISIS destroyed his farm

Caritas Czech Republic is providing immediate and stabilization aid for vulnerable communities in Mosul District, of Ninewa governorate. We support the farmers with trainings and giving them small grants to help them stand on their own two feet again. Matte is one of the farmers in Ninewa that we supported.

We want to spread a positive message through music, says a refugee music band in Zambia
September 20, 2021 News

We want to spread a positive message through music, says a refugee music band in Zambia

Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia helps refugees who have fled here mainly from neighboring countries due to violent conflicts. In Zambia, they often live in one of the large refugee settlements of Mayukwayukwa, Meheba and Mantapala, as well as in Lusaka. And it is in Lusaka where we have focused on supporting young refugees and opened youth friendly corners to offer the youth a place to spend time in a meaningful way. A music group called Strong Youths was formed in one of these centers.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Shirman’s Internship Journey
September 13, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Shirman’s Internship Journey

Our Logistics Assistant, Shirman Mohammed, is 25 year old. He is from the Syrian town of Qamishlo and began his Internship with Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq September 2020. He is currently enjoying his one-year anniversary. We spoke with him about his year with Caritas and how he became a Logistics Assistant.

In Zambia, we involve local farmers to help their own communities
September 13, 2021 News

In Zambia, we involve local farmers to help their own communities

Alex Mape lives in the Mantapala area, in the village of Semawe, which lies next to a large refugee settlement. He has a wife and three children and thanks to Caritas Czech Republic, his life was significantly improved, according to his words.

Young Mongolians share what they learned from volunteering
September 7, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Young Mongolians share what they learned from volunteering

The Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia is working to improve youth participation under the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project funded by the European Union. In the framework of the project, we are organizing an “iVolunteer” media campaign to advertise the benefits of volunteerism. How does volunteering impact young people and what changes does it bring to their life and view of life? Young Mongolians who are influencing their community while developing and rediscovering themselves by volunteering and helping people have shared their stories with us to support the iVolunteer media campaign.  

Purity from Zambia was able to give birth in safety thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
August 17, 2021 News

Purity from Zambia was able to give birth in safety thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

In Zambia, challenges still remain in maternal and infant mortality. Childbirth safety has thus become one of our priorities in the country. For example, we introduced the so-called Mother’s shelters, accommodation near clinics for women in the last days of their pregnancy. This ensures the women receive the necessary medical care in time.

Vestine opened her own small restaurant in Zambia thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
August 12, 2021 News

Vestine opened her own small restaurant in Zambia thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Managing two jobs, university studies, a business and taking care of one’s family is very tricky. Especially when you’re a refugee in a new country and you are all alone. Vestine, however, shows that even in the hardest situations, there is hope. Caritas Czech Republic helped Vestine fulfill her dreams.

24-year-old Akaki Sells Traditional Rachian Wine on European and Asian markets
August 6, 2021 CCR-Georgia

24-year-old Akaki Sells Traditional Rachian Wine on European and Asian markets

Georgia is the homeland of wine. That is proved by the 7 000-years-old signs of winemaking found by archeologists and Georgians spirit for viticulture. More than 500 varieties of vines are grown in this small country of Caucasus, including Alexandrouli and Mujuretuli – the species from which 24-year-old Akaki Siradze produces one of the most famous Georgian wines named Khvanchkara. In order to support a young winemaker's business sustainability as well as its expansion during the pandemic, with the funding from SlovakAid, Caritas Czech Republic delivered three stainless steel cisterns to Akaki's unique winecellar.

Beirut explosion survivor remembers the horrific moments and thanks Caritas for its help
August 5, 2021 News

Beirut explosion survivor remembers the horrific moments and thanks Caritas for its help

Wednesday, August 4, marked exactly one year since the devastating Beirut explosion which killed more than 200 people and injured 17,500 others. More than 250,000 people were displaced. The needs of the locals remain high, and support to vulnerable communities in Lebanon is as essential as ever. Thanks to the Czech donors, we were able to help more than 300,000 people. Joseph is one of them.