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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

Turning Charcoal Into a New Life

Turning Charcoal Into a New Life

In distant Myanmar, Yo was getting too old to operate his charcoal-making business. He knew it was time to...

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Drinking From Discarded Bottles

Drinking From Discarded Bottles

When Phe saw a water bottle on the ground she would pick it up and drink whatever was left....

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Home Alone at 5 and 3 Years Old

Home Alone at 5 and 3 Years Old

After her husband died, Durga had to leave her two young daughters home alone to work in the fields....

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Mushroom Farm Secures Family’s Future

Mushroom Farm Secures Family’s Future

Fidelina’s large family often did not have enough food, so CBN stepped in to help them establish an innovative...

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The Good Shepherd of Kyrgyzstan

The Good Shepherd of Kyrgyzstan

His name is Erkin—he earns $80 a month herding sheep in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Life was nearly impossible...

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When You Have Almost Nothing

When You Have Almost Nothing

Yeva is raising four kids alone in Ukraine. Her Gypsy community lives in poverty and despair, and their isolated...

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“I Miss My Mommy and Daddy”

“I Miss My Mommy and Daddy”

Tip’s parents had no choice but to move away to find work. When her mother became a Christian and...

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Afraid to be Home Alone

Afraid to be Home Alone

Karla was afraid to be home alone, but her mom Maritza had to go out and search for work...

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