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Why HIV self-testing is important for the people in risk-groups
December 1, 2022 News

Why HIV self-testing is important for the people in risk-groups

Georgia has a significant stigma around human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A large part of society still believes that only the LGBT community and intravenous drug users can have such diseases. That is why it is a challenge for people in the risk groups to decide on HIV testing, which, in turn, increases the number of infected people who are not aware of their own HIV-positive status.

Jean from Zambia is now the owner of a cassava processing business thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
October 12, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Jean from Zambia is now the owner of a cassava processing business thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Jean Makunga Habukali is a farmer living in Mongu, located in Zambia's Western Province. Jean was a radio presenter, but she lost her job in 2018. After that, Jean started farming cassava and cashew, however, she lacked proper facilities. Caritas Czech Republic provided Jean with cassava processing equipment and adequate space. Thanks to our help, Jean is now the proud owner of her own cassava farm.

Children from mountainous village of Georgia now can play with natural wooden toys
October 10, 2022 News

Children from mountainous village of Georgia now can play with natural wooden toys

Natural wooden toys are becoming increasingly popular due to their quality, durability and biodegradability. In recent years, parents living in Georgia prefer wooden toys to plastic ones. That is why Jambul Tsulukidze, a resident of mountainous Adjara of Georgia decided to establish wooden toys and accessories workshop, for which he obtained a grant of 22 470 euros within the framework of the ENPARD Khulo project funded by the European Union.

I can finally grow vegetables again, despite ISIS, says Ziyad from Iraq
October 10, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

I can finally grow vegetables again, despite ISIS, says Ziyad from Iraq

Ziyad from Iraq had been a farmer all his life until ISIS drove him from his farm. His burnt and devastated farm has now been rebuilt thanks to the help of Caritas Czech Republic. His tomatoes, olives and cucumbers are now feeding him again. In addition, he gives work to other Iraqis.

Lilia from Kyiv can now help her daughter get a proper education
October 6, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Lilia from Kyiv can now help her daughter get a proper education

Lilia Yarova is a widow from Kyiv, Ukraine. She was forced to leave her home and a job in the capital because of the war. Together with her daughter, they found refuge in the Lviv region. Thanks to the financial support from Caritas Czech Republic, Lilia can afford to send her daughter to school.