Job Skills

Poverty's Cycle

Around the world, more than 500 million workers struggle to make one U.S. dollar a day, according to the International Labor Organization, which is not enough to provide food, shelter, clothing and education for a family. Begging and living hand-to-mouth is a way of life for too many.

What We Do

The solution is to give men and women a solid foundation to earn a living. CBN sponsors livelihood training, small business development, and microcredit grants to address a community's needs and create employment opportunities. By coupling this training with teaching in life skills and building relationships, we can break the cycle of poverty. Over 4,400 people in 11 countries received training in 2010.

Be Part of the Answer

By giving to CBN, you are investing in a family’s future. You are teaching a man to fish, as the proverb goes, and making a difference for a lifetime.

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Current Projects

Sell 70 pounds of Wood or You Don't Eat Tonight

Sell 70 pounds of Wood or You Don't Eat Tonight

It was backbreaking work for a mother and daughter. Every day they had to sell 70 pounds of firewood...

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They Said She Was Too Old to Work

They Said She Was Too Old to Work

Grandma was trying to raise her two grandchildren after her daughter died. But in her South African village, she...

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Saving Her Family, Stitch by Stitch

Saving Her Family, Stitch by Stitch

Chandra hoped she could support her sick mother, brother, and sister by learning to sew—but she didn’t even own...

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Shunned Because of His Size

Shunned Because of His Size

Kobb desperately wanted to support his family, but employers ridiculed him and refused to hire him because of his...

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Bethlehem Woodworker Struggles to Carve Out a Life for His Family

Bethlehem Woodworker Struggles to Carve Out a Life for His Family

A skilled craftsmen, Michelle can do amazing things with a block of wood, but raw materials are expensive and...

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

A DAY IN THE LIFE

CBN Reporter, Dan Reany experiences what it feels like to walk in the shoes of a Nigerian family by...

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American Reporter Spends 36 Hours Living with Rural Nigerian Family

American Reporter Spends 36 Hours Living with Rural Nigerian Family

One family in Africa gets an unexpected house guest from America. How he repays their kindness shocks everyone.

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Two Gifts That Changed Their World!

Two Gifts That Changed Their World!

You gave this family two simple gifts and now they have hope and a future. Thank you, CBNpartners.

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