In Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, those struck by poverty seek shelter in the city’s heating and water systems below the streets. They emerge occasionally to pick through garbage heaps above for food, and some will scavenge for plastic or glass to sell to scrape a meal together. Mary and Martha Mongolia formed to offer relief to the poor by providing them with a place to live and a chance to learn marketable trade skills. The pioneering organisation trains these people to create handicrafts based on traditional materials and techniques which they can then sell to support themselves and their families. Each purchase allows this work to continue, bringing renewed dignity and hope to the poor.

South Africa: Investing in slum communities

FEEDBACK: On the outskirts of a notoriously violent South African city, a community group has been working tirelessly to create pathways out...

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The Gambia: Rural community support

FEEDBACK: Covid-19 has had ripple effects through rural Gambia. Village markets were forced to close as part of social distancing measures, which...

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Volunt-HERO Program

Our Volunt-HERO programme is a series of special 'thank-you's to Crossroads' volunteers who go above and beyond to help us help...

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Poland: Helping Ukrainian refugees

WHO IS THIS SHIPMENT HELPING? As the conflict continues in Ukraine, millions of refugees have been forced to cross the border into...

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