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Catholic Relief Services: Making a Difference in Rwanda

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NOTE: Although it is not the subject of this episode, Typhoon Haiyan has left thousands of casualties in its wake and millions in desperate need of assistance. CRS desperately needs help to reach communities in desperate need. Please give at

We''ll be discussing the relief work of Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda. CRS has been making a positive difference in Rwanda for over fifty years, having provided humanitarian assistance from neighboring countries since the 1950s. CRS currently works with the Catholic Church and other partners through an integrated approach combining agriculture, nutrition and economic strengthening to help vulnerable people in Rwanda to improve the quality of their lives in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

We'll be discussing the remarkable work of CRS in Rwanda with Catholic author and blogger Lisa Hendey. As one of three recipients of CRS's Egan Fellowship, Lisa had the opportunity to witness first-hand the work of CRS in Rwanda in October of this year. 

About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, CRS has expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in 91 countries on five continents. CRS' mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. CRS operations serve people based solely on need,