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Our Focus

ERDO focuses on four main areas of work: child sponsorship, crisis response, food assistance and community development.  Read the highlights below, and then explore each area to find out more.


ChildCARE Plus children in one of our Latin American program countries

ChildCARE Plus is our child sponsorship program. 

Few children in the developing world are able to go to school. Without education they remain caught in the same cycle of poverty as their parents, struggling against unemployment, homelessness and the constant threat of hunger, malnutrition and disease.

We believe each child has the right to grow to his or her God-given potential. ChildCARE Plus children are helped physically, mentally and spiritually.

Read more about ChildCARE Plus and the impact it makes by clicking here>>

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ERDO emergency response to flooding in Thailand

Crisis Response

When crises strike, the challenges of poverty are magnified for children and families. Finding food each day is even more difficult when a flood or hurricane wipes out a village’s crops.

ERDO’s crisis response programs work alongside courageous men, women and children who struggle to survive, doing good as we bring hope to those in need.

Read more about our Crisis Response work by clicking here>>

ERDO food assistance

Food Assistance

The cost to feed a child is just a little over a $1 a day. Your donations help us work with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) to provide food to children and families caught in famine and drought, floods and other natural disasters, social conflict and poverty. And because of matched-funding support from the Canadian government (Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada - DFATD, formerly CIDA), your donations really have impact – they multiply to feed even more children, women and men.

Read more about ERDO's food assistance programs here>>

Children in Bangladesh enjoying fresh, clean water.

Community Development

ERDO comes alongside communities to help them out of extreme poverty by offering programs that:

•Teach new, eco-friendly and profitable farming techniques
•Instruct families about breeding, raising and selling farm animals to generate income
•Help people start small businesses and provide small business loans (Microfinance/Wezesha)
•Drill clean water wells and teach communities how to maintain them (LIFE: Just Add Water)  
•Offer vocational training and employment skills

Read more about our community development projects here>>

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