Over the years, CORR Jute Works has won national and international awards for the quality of its craftsmanship. Today, it employs thousands of artisans, mostly women from rural areas. As a result of CJW’s activities, there are over 200 artisan cooperatives in Bangladesh, spread across 30 provinces, involving a total of almost 6,000 people.
Even in the midst of their own struggles with natural disasters, the Catholic communities of Bangladesh continue to extend a helping hand to those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Through prayer, donations, and solidarity campaigns, these communities are repaying the international aid they have received in the past. Meanwhile, in South Korea, Caritas is mobilizing for an emergency fund to support the earthquake victims, and the Catholic bishops are advocating for the abolition of the death penalty.