Researchers are using satellites to more accurately gauge poverty levels in developing countries so that relief and development agencies can have a better understanding of where help is needed and which programs are making a difference. Click here for the story.
How Cross International is making an impact
While we may not have high-tech satellites at our disposal, our ministry is able to identify specific needs in specific communities by partnering with local Christian churches and outreaches. Through those partners, we channel urgently-needed aid to the families who need it most — families who might otherwise be invisible to the outside world. We then monitor the effectiveness of our aid by doing follow-up visits and holding our ministry partners accountable to report on how the aid was used and what impact it has had on the poor.