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Thaer's dream of working in the cooling and air conditioning maintenance business came true
May 8, 2022 CCR-Iraq

Thaer's dream of working in the cooling and air conditioning maintenance business came true

Tháer Hazem Aziz, a 25-year-old newlywed, is also a father-to-be. Despite the fact that he was born and raised in Ramadi, he and his family live Al-Heet today. He was studying before ISIS attacked, but after ISIS he sometimes would his father fix heaters, refrigerators, and cookers. Thaer was unemployed before to enrolling in the Livelihood Initiative, but he had a strong interest in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment repair and wanted to learn more about it. Thaer was able to work in this field thanks to the Caritas Czech Republic and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Bees - an unexpected tool in the fight against poverty
May 20, 2022 News

Bees - an unexpected tool in the fight against poverty

Since 2018, on 20th May we celebrate World Bee Day. The importance of bees for the ecosystem and the food industry has long been known. But these insects are also a source of work and livelihoods in developing regions. One example is the Mantapala refugee camp in Zambia, where dozens of refugees have started to make a living from beekeeping thanks to Caritas Czech Republic.

War forced Eba from Syria to leave her home. Caritas helped her to start a business of her own
May 9, 2022 News

War forced Eba from Syria to leave her home. Caritas helped her to start a business of her own

Taftanaz is a small town in northwest Syria with only 15,000 habitants. The town has become one of the main targets of the Syrian civil war as it is close to the strategically important airport. Many of the town’s residents have paid the biggest price. As have nearly 50 members of Eba Ghazal’s family.

How to prepare compost at home? Find out a secret recipe from the Lisenco family 
May 4, 2022 CCR-Moldova

How to prepare compost at home? Find out a secret recipe from the Lisenco family 

Composting is an environmentally friendly way to recycle household waste and is one of the most effective and simple way to help your garden restore soil quality, provide nutrients and natural fertilizers at no cost. But how to prepare the compost and what materials do you use to make it? We went to find out these answers from the Lîsenko family's - a family who received one of the 30 composting bins offered by Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova

Kapinga is now practising conservation farming, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
April 29, 2022 Stories

Kapinga is now practising conservation farming, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

There are so many ways people can become environmentally friendly, and so many people and businesses in the communities we live in have been trying to find ways of doing so. Some are looking for complex ways to achieve this, but it really just requires adopting a lifestyle that supports environmental protection, such as water conservation. For Kapinga, conservation farming is where she started. Thanks to the support of Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, she is now well knowledgable in this farming practice.

Ukrainian refugees sheltered in Moldova start enjoying life again
April 28, 2022 CCR-Moldova

Ukrainian refugees sheltered in Moldova start enjoying life again

At the summer camp of Cosnita village in Dubasari district, 130 refugees from Ukraine are currently accommodated. For them, life is divided in two parts -  until February 24, 2022 and after this awful day when Ukraine was attacked by Russia. Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova provided the summer camp with necessary equipment, such as washing machines, refrigerators, but also blankets and pillows, to ensure that the refugees have a comfortable place to stay in a new country.  

B.Chuluundolgor creates jobs for people with disabilities while protecting the environment
April 27, 2022 CCR-Mongolia

B.Chuluundolgor creates jobs for people with disabilities while protecting the environment

There are more than 104,000 people with disabilities living in Mongolia. Unfortunately, they face considerable challenges compared to the rest of the population. B.Chuluundolgor creates job opportunities for people with disabilities in rural and urban areas and also protects the environment after receiving a small support from our project funded by the European Union.

Manana from Georgia motivates her neighbours to start composting
April 22, 2022 News

Manana from Georgia motivates her neighbours to start composting

Manana Metreveli lives in the village of Utsera in the Georgian region of Racha. For many years, she has been making compost to reduce household waste. Thanks to Caritas  Czech Republic in Georgia, Manana improved her composting practices and received a wooden compost box, which is also used by her neighbours. Manana's village has become a role model for developing good composting practices.

Stories of refugees: The password "Newborn from Ukraine" ensured shelter for Alexandra's family
April 19, 2022 CCR-Moldova

Stories of refugees: The password "Newborn from Ukraine" ensured shelter for Alexandra's family

At just one months old, Alexandra's granddaughter embarked on a path of wandering and faced obstacles too harsh for a newborn. When Alexandra, her daughter and newborn granddaughter left the city of Odessa, the women did not know where they were going and what awaited them. We found Alexandra taking care of her niece at the Republican Experimental Center for Orthopedic Prosthetics and Rehabilitation in Moldova (CREPOR), which was equipped by Caritas Czech Republic. Alexandra remembers the hardships they faced until they felt safe.

Tanya fled to Poland with her younger son, the older one stayed with his father in Ukraine
April 14, 2022 News

Tanya fled to Poland with her younger son, the older one stayed with his father in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine writes many stories. Tanya Garhin's family is one of many the war has torn apart. Tanya went to Poland with her younger son, 16-year-old Dimitri stayed at home with his dad. Her eldest daughter remains in Ukraine with her husband and one-month-old daughter. We met Tanya and her son in Przemysl, where people like them received help from the local Caritas.