They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

It seemed like impossible odds. How could anyone stem the HIV epidemic in the developing world? They said it couldn’t be done — too many impoverished people, too little infrastructure, lack of consistent medical care in remote areas. Learn how Catholic Relief Services and our partners did the impossible. This video explains how it happened and what led to CRS being able to now turn this program over to the strong, local organizations that will continue this life-saving work.

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47 Responses to They Said It Couldn’t Be Done

  1. ashiq hussain says:

    its marvellious video very nicely covered a social issue

    Thanks for shairing

    • Majid says:

      This video shows that every thing is possible if we take interest and take corrective actions timely.

  2. Excellent animation for a wonderful message. Is that a Gina Kane voice over? Congratulations!

  3. dave richey says:

    very well produced and powerful message!

    thank you, thank you, thank you and God Bless!

    dave richey

  4. This is such great news!

  5. gabriela garcia says:

    Thank you for the inspiration. Yes it can be done! What we will do next? Let’s go!

  6. Sister Marjorie says:

    thank you for broadcasting this positive message and for using the means available for the healing and wholeness of developing countries. God bless you and you and your wonderful efforts.

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  8. Mayling Simpson-Hebert says:

    Hurray for a great video. I loved it. It was so clear. Thanks so much.

  9. Ed Anderson says:

    A terrific body of work — the video, and of course the field work that allowed the significant life-saving progress being reported.

  10. John Tinoco says:

    The video reminds everyone of what CRS is doing, and motivates others to join in and help. Thanks for sharing this very important information.

  11. Francisca says:

    Is it so nice when we care for one another and share the love to others as well.
    Thanks for sharing. Making donations is very helpful to keep nonprofit or other profit organizations keep going on doing the best work.

  12. Impressive statistics! I had no idea so many folks w/Aids were being treated. Well done – both the work and the documentary!

  13. I have to say this thing moves along and really holds your attention.
    Animated infographics, the music, the pacing, and that wonderful voiceover talent! Love it, makes my heart sing—congrats to Gina Kane, Jack Reybold and the Bryan Prindiville.

  14. Fr. Bob Cushing says:

    Congratulations on an upbeat and clear message as well as a successful response to a most difficult challenge. But what percentage of the whole AIDS infected population is the number of those we reached? 4% at best? We still have a long way to go. Let’s get moving. They are waiting.
    Cheers, Fr. Bob

  15. “They say it couldn’t be done”! Thank you for not listening to “them- the video and presentation is simple and clear. It can be done, one step at a time-Well done and inspirational.

  16. Sister Joanna Ohlandt says:

    You lifted my heart with that wonderful “good news” video! Thanks and God bless CRS!

    • Rose Nanyondo says:

      All I can say is this is really an amazing work!! whoever thought it could’nt be done, the devil is ashamed. Thank you CRS for taking this on and thanks to our donors for making this possible.
      The struggle continues!!

  17. Fr. Jeff says:

    Wonderful! Keep up the great work!

  18. Eileen D Kennedy says:

    I am proud to be a long time supporter of CRS and of its accomplishments around the world. Presentations like this encourage me to continue to support an organization that shares the positive results. I do not feel like I am pouring the money I send to you into a bottomlesss pit. Praise God for your great work and leadership.

  19. Kaye says:

    I’m in awe. The video is so powerful. It affected me so much that I will share it to my friends and spread the word to help our programs.
    Congratulations and all the best to the people behind the program and to CRS!

  20. Susan Morrison says:

    What an inspiring video! It really makes me happy to know that my contributions to CRS are being put to such good use. Thank you, Carolyn Woo, for the great job you are doing to keep us informed. God bless your efforts and all those who actually do this great work!

  21. Solomon Bezabeh says:

    Thanks for this fabulous vedio message. God bless you.

  22. Mario de Laosa, Jr. says:

    Greetings!!! I am so “honored” to be able to help and support “Catholic Relief Services” financially through personal “contributions” and also through “proceeds” earned from a “Catholic” long-distance carrier, “Sienna Group!!” God Bless “C.R.S.” for all they do to help the poor, the needy, the underprivileged, the impoverished, the handicap (both “physically/mentally”) and the marginal members of society!!! Please help and support this most “worthy” Organization financially, and/or any other way you possibly can!!! Thank you “very much,” and God Bless… Mario

  23. Ufitinema Christine says:

    Thanks very much for the video.Congratulation for the good work.
    Yes, there is a big hope to transform the world. Where there is a will, there is a way. LET US WIN WITH CRS PRINCIPLES.

  24. Koloina says:

    C’est vraiment super. Bravo à l’initiative. J’espère qu’on pourra dire et faire la même chose devant les autres défis de santé et de développement comme la mortalité infantile – etc…

  25. Moumouni Diori says:

    CRS makes wonderful things in this world May GOD BLESS all staf and donors to continue this noble actions

  26. Moumouni Diori says:

    CRS makes wonderful things in this world May GOD BLESS all staff and donors to continue this noble actions

  27. Ana Maria Ferraz de Campos says:

    Excellent video, clear messages, upbeat sound, nice and fun animation, inclusive of all (consortium members, partners and the beneficiaries) that play a role in such a successful program. Well done and it makes everyone to be proud of it. Congratulations.

  28. Hippolyt Pul says:

    An excellent piece. It could do more on the “what next” segment. Do we consider the problem resolved simply because we successfully turned the program over to strong local partners? What made it possible for us to do what we did was the resources PEPFAR made available. The local partners will have to have access to those resources. Do they? If not, what next?

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  30. Marlyn M. Camaya says:

    Wow.Excellent.. It will be done.. through graces and mercy of God. We are poor people but our heart is full of grace and love to one another. We love you All. Congratulations..

  31. Howard H Davis says:

    I used too have a Doctor, a Jesuit graduate, who suddenly left his successful office & left for Africa too try a system for helping babies born with Aids. His friend in Richardson, tx went on a collection campaign getting Beenie babies donations so each child had a toy. And I still remember Dr Tom Dooley & his 4 Books about his efforts in Vietnam, during the war, & winning the Order of the White Elephant. I wished I had some of that kind on examples when I was leaving Hiogh School for College. I do amire & pray all the time for all who help the World’s most needy, the most desperate.

  32. yashvant kumar Azad says:

    off course tremendous work has been in progress but the next assignment is to sustain the supply chain management & availability of these medicine with local administrative effort/support.

  33. Mary Kay Lacke says:

    I am very impressed by this video. It so clearly shows the positive impact CRS has on this very serious problem. I am happy, too, to see the cooperation of the various health organizations in turning around these statistics.

  34. Jim Rodgers says:

    Nice video and congratulations to CRS.

  35. Kushal Neogy says:

    Nicely made video with wonderfully captured information. Congrats to CRS to make it happen. I am proud to be part of the family.

  36. Good work and do a follow up in african countries because people are very corrupt can divert it some where but thanks so much

  37. Woo yau yan says:

    Great video and animation!! Hope it gets lots of viewing as it is such a worthwhile message!!!

  38. Upendra Sontakke says:

    Excellent video very well developed, CRS has done and is doing great work for needy people. Keep it up.

  39. farah jabeen says:

    really it was a nice video especially for motivating others people who are working on HIV-AID projects.

  40. farah jabeen says:

    really it was a nice video, especially for motivating others people who r working in HIV-AID projects.

  41. Mir Afzal Mughal says:

    Very very gud and inspiration of devotion

  42. Angelica GN says:

    Thank you guys! God bless you.

  43. Mercy Michalski says:

    I read about how aids patients are getting help they need. Good work. So many women and children are infected by husbands who participate in human trafficking at job sites far from home.(NCR, From Where I Stand,by Sr. Joan Chitister, 3-21-2012) We must work on prevention now, and not only on long range cultural abstinence programs for the men, but also in allowing women to protect themselves from being infected by their husbands. Please do not ignore disease prevention. Use the money I send, and others Msend, to supply the women with condoms to prevent them from contracting the aids virus.
    Mercy Michalski

  44. Benjamin says:

    Congratulations…. the program has saved many souls

  45. john taylor says:

    This is such a great way to communicate an important process. !! I will share it with my networks!

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