Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Housing

WE SHELTERED THE DESTITUTE IN SAFE, STURDY HOMES

With a safe home to call their own, a poor family gains a solid foundation for building a brighter future. It only takes a few thousand dollars for Cross International to build a simple, sturdy home for a poor family, dramatically improving their standard of living. These donor-sponsored houses replace rickety shanties, patched together from scraps of metal, tarp and cardboard.

In many cases, the beneficiaries contribute “sweat equity” to the project. This labor creates a sense of ownership over — and responsibility for — the new homes. The houses our ministry partners build are a permanent testimony to God’s provision and the Christ-like compassion of our benefactors.

In 2016, we helped five Christian ministries in three countries provide safe shelter for the needy. Those efforts included, for example, Cross’ work with Rainbow Network to construct homes in the village of Ciudad Dario, Nicaragua

2016 HOUSING FACTS

   34 Houses constructed

   1 Women’s shelters supported

   Grants provided to 5 projects in 3 countries

   Housing supplies shipped to 2 partners in 2 countries

   5 Countries served

Impact Report
Rainbow Network

RAINBOW NETWORK HOUSING – PROJECT 1382 – NICARAGUA

Thanks in part to the contributions from Cross International donors, 23 poor families in Ciudad Dario, Nicaragua, no longer have to brave the harsh cold or rain coming through their walls, or worry that their dwelling could collapse on them at any moment. They have left their flimsy shacks behind to live in houses built on a solid foundation. Moreover, they have received this gift in the name of Christ, the ultimate foundation for their lives. As the families received their keys on dedication day, they were also given Spanish-language Bibles. This gift was a reminder to the families that their homes were built in the name of the Lord and that their new community is one founded on the firm foundation of Christ.

Cross International

600 SW Third Street, Suite 2201

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

800-391-8545

Cross International is a 501(c)(3)

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