Big challenges provided CWS with some big challenges in the year ending June 2012. Government funding cuts meant that CWS made a special call on supporters. They came to the party and donated an extra $200,000 - not enough to make up the shortfall but funds that helped our partners do more to address the causes of poverty. CWS is working hard on developing a new support base to enable partners to continue to help people out of poverty and injustice. In May 2012 Direct Partners was launched giving groups the opportunity to fundraise for specific partners.
The challenges of the changing climate had an impact. CWS launched major appeals for the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. Globally there are increasing challenges as governments give greater priority to the private sector and provide less opportunity for the participation of civil society. Free market policies continue to provide challenges for partners undertaking good community-focused development.
To read a full account of our work, please download the Annual Review 2011-2012.