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Yasmine was able to open her own salon thanks to the Caritas Czech Republic and UNDP
February 28, 2022 CCR-Iraq

Yasmine was able to open her own salon thanks to the Caritas Czech Republic and UNDP

Yasmine Raed Najm is a married woman with three children from the Al-Muhammadi sub-district, Al-Heet district, Anbar Governorate. She has always dreamed of starting her own business and helping other women of her area. But in Iraq after the conflict, it was not easy. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and UNDP, Yasmine was able to open her salon.

Thanks to financial assistance, Teimuraz was able to modernize his hotel in Georgia
February 21, 2022 News

Thanks to financial assistance, Teimuraz was able to modernize his hotel in Georgia

One of the long term projects supported by the Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia is supporting the small and medium-sized enterprises in the Racha province. Thanks to our help, local people can stay in the region and continue working in the sectors traditional to the area - as well as Teimuraz, who has opened a small hotel here.

How Miyombo bought his first cows thanks to Caritas Czech Republic's ‘Saving for Change’ programme
February 11, 2022 CCR-Zambia

How Miyombo bought his first cows thanks to Caritas Czech Republic's ‘Saving for Change’ programme

It is estimated that 82.5% of smallholder farmers in Zambia own at least one type of livestock. But despite this large percentage, it is still not easy for local people living in the rural parts of the country to own livestock because they cannot afford it. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia and the World Food Programme for introducing the savings group initiative, Miyombo Miyombo is now a proud owner of two cows.

How can telemedicine improve healthcare for Moldovans in remote areas?
February 7, 2022 News

How can telemedicine improve healthcare for Moldovans in remote areas?

Aunt Maria is a 72-year-old woman who lives in a small village in Moldova, 45 kilometres from the nearest health centre. She suffers from a chronic disease and requires regular check-ups and consultations, which take time and costs a lot of money spent on travelling. Our telemedicine initiative could save Aunt Maria both time and money and help her access the quality health care she needs.

Brian from Zambia now sells onion on the market again. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
February 3, 2022 News

Brian from Zambia now sells onion on the market again. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Brian Lupiya lives in the capital of Zambia. He has always sold onions at the local market in Lusaka to earn a living. But when the first cases of coronavirus appeared in Zambia and strict measures were put in place, Brian lost his job overnight. We helped the young Zambian to rebuild his small business.

Rana opened the first private educational institute in the Al-Muhammedi Sub-District
January 30, 2022 CCR-Iraq

Rana opened the first private educational institute in the Al-Muhammedi Sub-District

Rana AbdulRazzaq is a mechanical engineer who graduated from the University of Anbar Mechanical Engineering Department in 2012 in Anbar Governorate. Unfortunately, she had no luck getting employed. She was disappointed trying to find a job in the engineering sector. Nevertheless, Rana always loved her department. She liked solving mathematical problems and also always wanted to teach others. Thanks to the support of Caritas Czech Republic and the UNDP, Rana was able to open a small education centre where she gives private lessons and earns a living.

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
January 20, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Richard is a two-year-old boy who, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and the World Food Programme in Zambia, participated in the important Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MYCIN) and Growth, Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programme that benefits his entire community and help him recover from Malnutrition.

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. 

Azad and his siblings are now diligently working in their greenhouse
December 13, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Azad and his siblings are now diligently working in their greenhouse

Azad Kreik was born in Bashiqa and resides in a house with his wife, children, brothers, and mother with his family of roughly 17 people. They reside in an orchard they created after their property was burned down by ISIS. They cultivate olive trees in the orchard, and Bashiqa is known for its olive groves and pickles production.  In the open space between the trees, they also grow many veggies. His brother Ziyad, his children, and a few friends assist him in his farming endeavors. As a result, they also share their agricultural and crop-harvesting experiences.

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.