Since 2014, Episcopal Relief & Development has provided technical and financial support to a Savings with Education microcredit program, equipping some of Haiti’s most vulnerable women with business skills training, mentoring and life skills to enable them to be successful small business owners. In addition, Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti in building networks of community volunteers, equipped with knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to disasters and assist their communities before, during and after a disaster.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and the Ministry of Health to raise awareness about the novel coronavirus and ways to reduce its spread. The diocese also provided personal protective equipment (PPE) to four communities in Port-au-Prince that have been particularly devastated by COVID-19.
Our Climate-related work focuses on how families and communities can work together to adapt to the effects of rapidly changing weather patterns. This work includes preparing for and recovering from climate-influenced events such as floods, hurricanes and other disasters.
Our work with Women focuses on helping communities promote the rights of women and children and move toward the vision that everyone deserves a life free from violence in a society where they are treated with dignity and respect. Only then can communities truly heal and thrive.
Water is essential for life. But the quality of the world’s fresh water resources is threatened by improper sanitation, agricultural runoff and lack of treatment facilities, as well as disasters and environmental changes. Every 15 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. Read more about Clean Water.Read more about Clean Water
Almost one billion people are affected by chronic hunger and poverty worldwide. Malnutrition or lack of access to food can jeopardize overall productivity, health and well-being. Read more about Agriculture.Read more about Agriculture
Worldwide, an estimated 2.6 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation. Proper sanitation and hygiene education can prevent the spread of disease ― saving lives and protecting communities. Read more about Sanitation & Hygiene.Read more about Sanitation & Hygiene
Our micro-finance programs emphasize involving both women and men, which can be very effective in promoting gender awareness and empowering women. When women become breadwinners, they increase their role in household decision-making, which often enhances the whole family’s well-being. Read more about Micro-finance.Read more about Micro-finance