Who We Are

We help people in developing countries improve their quality of life by reaching out to those who have been shunned and forgotten. As we minister to people physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally, we work in the communities and with the people native to the country. By joining with the local people to provide holistic ways to improve lives, we reach out to help make a difference one life at a time!

We believe that in order for real change to occur in the communities where we work we need to partner with those who wish to make a difference in their own communities and in their own country. We provide resources and assistance and rely on our National partners to tell us how we can partner with them in the most meaningful way possible. Whenever possible we employ and train Nationals in the countries where we work.

CWO is an independent organization not affiliated with any church or denomination, we do not limit participation in any of our programs based on age, gender, nationality, race or religious affiliation. CWO is recognized as an official non-governmental organization (NGO) doing work in Burkina Faso and Haiti and as a local NGO in South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.


Learn more about the Single Moms Raising Sons ministry!


Listen to Munashe’s story from Zimbabwe and how his life has changed!


Hear from a Village of Opportunity graduate in Burkina Faso!

See how CWO served in 2022 by checking out our 2022 Annual Report