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Capacitar’s Response to Crises

Capacitar is not a first responder to local and international crises. Until the immediate needs of food, shelter, health care and some rebuilding of infrastructure have been met, people cannot begin to address the emotional and physical manifestations of the traumatic events that they have suffered.

Once people’s lives have been stabilized, the emotional effects of trauma begin to surface. This is when Capacitar is able to respond with its self-help popular education program. Capacitar’s response is driven by the needs of the people. We work with regional partners (organizations who respect the people as we do, and the integrity of solutions that communities develop) and respond to their requests for our program. Once a core group of community members is trained, we provide technical assistance, if requested, on multiplication strategies.  Capacitar International remains available for consultation by email or mail.