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Core Program Areas

Agriculture Education Emergencies Health HIV and AIDS Microfinance Peacebuilding Water and Sanitation

Cross-Cutting Areas

Capacity Strengthening Climate Change ICT4D IHD Monitoring and Evaluation Youth

Mobilizing Ethiopian Idirs

Capitalizing on Traditional Burian Societies to Serve the Living

Idirs are traditional Ethiopian burial societies that help member’s families bury their dead. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has capitalized on idirs, by reaching groups with HIV prevention messages that have transformed idirs into community change agents that care for and support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

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