On January 8, 2018 the Trump Administration announced that it would end Temporary Protected Status or “TPS” for individuals from El Salvador living in the United States through that program. As of now, TPS will end September 9, 2019 at which point, approximately 200,00...

As you've likely seen in the news, Nicaragua has been engulfed in on and off protests, riots and retaliation between the government of Nicaragua and protesters who are upset by what they see as increasing amounts of control over their every day lives. At WCCN we unders...

In 2017, our partners at IDESI in Piura, Peru were devastated by flooding that in some places rose as high as eight feet. IDESI repaid their remaining principal and interest in July, 2017, and requested additional funding, but due to their situation, we felt that a don...

While we continue to help ensure that the poorest people in Latin America, particularly women, have access to the key resources they need to improve their living conditions, we are also undergoing some significant changes in our organization. Coming on the heels of a f...

As we enter the holiday season, we share some gifting experiences with you in this issue. This year, staff at our microfinance partner IDESI Grau in northern Peru shared their stories of how they helped client families and community members rebuild after severe floods...

We will be moving our offices to a new space in Madison, WI as of January 1, 2018. 

Our new address will be:

330 South Whitney Way, Suite 200

Madison, WI 53705

Our telephone will remain the same: (608) 257-7230. 


Happy New Year! 

Beekeepers' livelihood is inextricably linked to climate. In Mexico, most smallholder beekeeping families are indigenous and located in climate change affected areas. These poorer beekeepers are the ones affected most by climate change yet are the least able to cope. 

B...

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Saint Cloud recently made a $32,000 investment in WCCN through its Father John Kaiser Social Justice Fund. The Foundation started the social justice fund with help from Father Tony Kroll, an investor and ardent advocate for WC...

In March of this year, Northern Peru was subject to torrential rainfall and widespread devastation. With borrowers temporarily displaced, living in tents and makeshift housing, the road to recovery will be a long one. That’s why, with your help, we seek to raise $7,500...

The Richland Center - Santa Teresa Sister City Project celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 27th in Richland Center, Wisconsin with a community supper and dance performance by the Hijas del Maiz (Daughters of the Corn) Dance troupe from Managua, Nicaragua. WCCN h...

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