Donate to Support Economic Development

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Economic Development Fund

Global poverty continues to rise in 30 countries – leaving millions in poverty. Support multiple charities in one pledge working on economic development.
Through the economic development fund, you will join others in a mission to reduce and end poverty. Eradicating poverty would raise incomes, reduce health risks, increase food security and pave the way for better educational and vocational opportunities.

Your donations will contribute toward sustainable opportunities for those living in poverty, including access to continued education, life-skills training and business opportunities that lead to strengthened self-reliance.

Be a Global Champion


provides 75 students with the funds and materials to sew 20 surgical masks as part of a vocational training program.


covers the cost of one month of on-the-job training for one adult.


frees a family from poverty for a year through community-based programs in agriculture, health, nutrition and literacy.

Success Stories

In the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, COVID-19 cases are significant. Just outside Tegucigalpa, in Nueva Suyapa, Merlyn Zuelma Zambrano cautions her daughter Estefany,18, and her son, Erlin, 12, to stay close to home to reduce their risk of contracting the virus. Estefany and Erlin do not mind; Estefany is happy to help Merlyn with chores and...
“Success in work,” said Lusine, “is about trying the impossible to make the possible happen.” Lusine, age 30, has completed a vocational training course in sewing and clothing design with IOCC partner the Shirak Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The Church’s educational center in Gyumri, Armenia – one of the country’s poorest areas –...
Ein El Hilweh is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. It was established in 1948 by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Since then it has witnessed violent clashes, aerial bombing and years of bloody conflict. Beginning in 2012, the camp’s population swelled from 70,000 to more than 120,000 due to the influx...