Impact

Greg Funnell

So often, war and violence dominate our headlines. We see lives destroyed, communities torn apart, the gutted buildings of bombed out towns shadowing over rubble graves. But there is a different story.

A story crafted by remarkable people living in war zones who believe that something can be done to stop the violence. They are joined by a growing family of passionate, determined people from all over the world who believe this too: donors, supporters, activists, students and many others.

We work with these people to help local communities build peace in over ten war torn countries.

Impact in 2016

 

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Read and download our 2016 Impact Report documenting some of our proudest achievements in our mission to work with local people to stop war and build sustainable peace. 

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The difference your support makes

I was helping my aunt with housework, collecting firewood, when I was captured by rebels and forced to join the Mai Mai Simba militia. I was with them for a year before I escaped. My role was to prepare the magic potions they believed would help them in battle.

When I escaped, a local village leader found me. He took me to CRC. They gave me psychological support and trauma healing sessions. They gave me a support kit consisting of skirts, blouses, one pair of shoes and a bag. They found me a host family to stay with while they tried to find my parents. To survive, CRC gave us rice, beans and fish to eat. I was happy to be out of the militia but at first I would wake up at night, terrified and screaming. After one month of the counselling sessions this stopped.

Now I am learning to become a tailor through the vocational training centre CRC have. I’m learning how to cut and sew dresses and shirts. I am now much more hopeful for my future. I have made friends with other children in the neighbourhood and people ask me to make clothes for them. I feel part of the community. I am also saving to go back to school. I hope to be able to return to my studies in a few years time.

-Patience, 13

 

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Impact Report 2015

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Annual Report 2015

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