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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

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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Helping Mommy Survive

Helping Mommy Survive

Five-year-old Natali took care of her younger siblings while their mom Meraris looked for work. Operation Blessing stepped in...

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Honduran Widow Gets a Second Chance

Honduran Widow Gets a Second Chance

Elda’s husband was killed by robbers and she struggled to make ends meet in the wake of that tragedy....

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Spending Half of a Day to Fetch Water

Spending Half of a Day to Fetch Water

It took half a day for Thoko to fetch water from the river. After CBN dug a well next...

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Sewing Machine Helps Mom Provide for Family of Eight

Sewing Machine Helps Mom Provide for Family of Eight

Mary and her husband needed more income to support their six children, so she enrolled in a tailoring course....

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Poverty Stricken Mother Can't Provide Food or Shelter for Children

Poverty Stricken Mother Can't Provide Food or Shelter for Children

Operation Blessing provides a widowed mother in Peru with a new home and the tools to start a business.

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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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