Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Microenterprise

WE OFFERED LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT TO LIFT FAMILIES OUT OF POVERTY

Microloan and microenterprise programs have proven to be extremely effective ways to lift families out of poverty through self-sufficiency. By giving a subsistence-level farmer seeds to plant and animals to raise, or providing a poor widow a microloan for a small home-based business, we are able to give them the capital they need to reach their potential. By overcoming their difficult circumstances and taking charge of their futures, these men and women also regain their lost dignity. They enjoy stability and peace of mind as they provide for their families and have a positive impact on their local economy.

For example, in 2016 we partnered with the Center for Community Transformation in the Philippines to fund microloans for small businesses, and in Nicaragua, we partnered with Amigos for Christ to support their animal husbandry program that helps families become self-sustainable.

2016 MICROENTERPRISE FACTS

●   $50,087 Total amount of loans made

   5 Countries reached

   14 Agricultural programs

   727 Adults and children who received goats for income generation

   124 New microloans provided

Impact Report
CTT Philippines

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION – PROJECT 0218 & 0922 – THE PHILIPPINES

Cross Catholic Outreach is a longtime supporter of Ruth Callanta and her ministry, the Center for Community Transformation. In 2016, our funding helped her provide 101 microloans, admit people to what’s called a credit cooperative, and enroll people in a Savings Circle Association. These loans started or expanded sari-saris, a Filipino convenience store, fish vendors, snack shops and barbershops.

Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908

800-914-2420

Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

CCO Background Stats 2016