Light a Single Candle Foundation is honored to continue our partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach in their efforts to bring hope through community development and the love of Christ to some of the most poverty-stricken areas of the world. This year, we worked with Cross Catholic Outreach on a total of six projects in Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, serving countless beneficiaries:
Fundasep: Community Transformation Program Year II – This is the second year of funding for a Community Transformation project in the Dominican Republic that focuses on water and agriculture, microcredit programing, housing, and education for 131 beneficiary families.
Other Relief & Recovery Projects
Amigos for Christ: Water for Chinandega – This project provides clean water to 890 families in ten communities in Nicaragua through the installation of a deep well, storage tank, pumping system, and a network of water pipe that delivers clean water to every home.
Amigos por la Salud y la Vida: GuateACCESS Co-Op Program – This program focuses on income generation for 160 farmers and malnutrition abatement for 1,000 families and 3,200 children in Guatemala over a 10+ year period.
Amigos por la Salud y Vida, Fundasep & Rainbow Network: Survey CTO Fieldwork and Data Collection – This provided the funding to purchase 1 year of Survey CTO and Stata Software for all CCO Community Transformation partners, as well as android phones to implement the survey for their implementing partners Fundasep, GuateAccess and Rainbow Network.
Bureau of Nutrition and Development: Rural Women’s Farming Animal Husbandry – This project allowed the introduction of livestock farming to the women participants of the Lakou Gardens project in Haiti that will help 100 individuals work towards income generation and food stability.
Diocese of Escuintla: Family Garden Pilot Project –This funding provided the opportunity for 314 families in Guatemala to establish family gardens for self-consumption and sale of surplus produce, as well as technical training on the management of orchards and on the collection of seeds for subsequent plantings.