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Relief and Development

We are the presence and voice of Jesus among the poor and marginalized.

Large portions of our global societies are plagued by tragedies created by both natural disasters and human injustice. Many live in the shadows of inescapable geographical or geopolitical oppression.

In the face of poverty and injustice, Catalytic Ministries seek to work in partnership with local communities of Jesus followers. Poverty is more than just an absence of money; it’s also broken relationships. Focusing on empowering women, improving health, caring for children at risk, equipping the next generation and responding to crisis, we facilitate the restoration of relationships: with self, neighbor and most importantly, Jesus.

Community-Based Rehabilitation
Children and individuals with disabilities are some of the most marginalized and are often hidden away in many communities. Catalytic Ministries’ projects use the WHO CBR strategy and the principles of the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to change that. Through this and by living out love, we communicate the respect and compassion that Jesus had for people with disabilities and their families.

Self-Help Groups
SHGs are groups made up of women from the poorest of the poor, from rural war-torn Central Asia to the slums of capitals in North Africa. Our approach is based on three principles:

  1. that every woman is created in the image of God,
  2. every woman has gifts and abilities, and
  3. together, women are strong.

The goal of SHGs is the social, economic and spiritual transformation of families and communities, instigated by the women themselves. Catalytic currently has more than 18,000 groups in operation, with even more graduated participants who are running groups themselves.

Sustainable Agriculture
Growing tomatoes at 10,500 feet with snow in July, designing spaces for all types of crops to flourish near the Dead Sea—Catalytic Ministries partner with agriculturalists and engineers to develop sustainable sources of food and income for local communities.

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