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Episcopal Relief & Development

Thematic Focus Areas

Women & Girls
Economic Development
Disaster Relief
Facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease, in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.
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Women and girls are often the faces of poverty. And they are essential to overcoming it. You have likely seen the statistics – women have fewer resources and less power compared to men, and they can experience further inequality because of their class, ethnicity and age. Yet, we have also seen the difference made when women have equal job opportunities, health care, education, decision-making power and freedom from violence. When women and girls can make their own choices and exercise their collective voice, amazing things happen. That is why we are devoting the month of October to focus on women…

Charity Photos

  • Title: Lukasi Family
  • Charity: Episcopal Relief & Development
  • Country: Tanzania
  • Photo Credit: Episcopal Relief & Development

  • Title: GhanaWomanSewing
  • Charity: Episcopal Relief & Development
  • Country: Ghana
  • Photo Credit: Episcopal Relief & Development

  • Title: GuatemalaChildren
  • Charity: Episcopal Relief & Development
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Photo Credit: Episcopal Relief & Development

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Lukasi had big goals and big challenges. He wanted to build a better house for his wife and children. He wanted to be able to pay the costs of sending seven of his school-age children to primary and secondary school. His family struggled to provide a consistent source of food. And he wanted to be able to save some money and start a business buying and selling chickens. Lukasi has a small farm in Lamaiti, Tanzania, in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika (DCT), but low rainfall and poor-quality seed hindered its yield. Household expenses and school fees took money away from his other goals. When Lukasi joined a Savings with Education group established by the diocese and supported by Episcopal Relief & Development, he attended a presentation about conservation agriculture. He visited the trainer at her farm and asked her to come visit his farm to show him how to…