A Joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year

Rajida from Myanmar arriving in Bangladesh

Rajida from Myanmar arriving in Bangladesh

I would like to wish everyone a joyful Christmas and a happy New Year, and to thank you for all your support to help bring about a fairer and more just world. I hope that we can continue to work together in 2018 and I look forward to seeing you at our Lent fast day briefings.

Best wishes  Jo

A message from Lynda-

“Have a lovely Christmas CAFOD Portsmouth family!  I wish you were all here with me in sunny Oz!  I don’t miss the British weather but I do miss all of you!  Love to you all and your families – Lynda xxxx’

 

 

 

Amazing Advent Assembly on Giving Gifts that Change Lives

English Martyrs Primary World Gifts Assembly

English Martyrs Primary World Gifts Assembly

Many thanks to English Martyrs Primary school in Reading for welcoming Linda Heneghan to your school to deliver our Advent Assembly on World Gifts. Linda shared stories about some of the gifts  and the difference that they make to people’s lives.

Afera lives in Ethiopia with her six children and injured husband. She was given the gift of a marvellous moo cow by CAFOD. The cow gave birth to calves and they now produce about 8 litres of milk a day which Afera uses to make butter which she sells at the local market. With the money she earns she is able to buy food for her family and clothes for her children. If there is any money left over she is going to save it in a community savings scheme.

Marvellous Moo Cow

Marvellous Moo Cow

Nigiste and her family also live in Ethiopia but they do not have any electricity so the gift of a solar lamp helped her children do their homework at night and also meant she no longer needed to spend money on kerosene lamps to light her house.

Solar Lamp

Solar Lamp

Amar and her children Dania, Omar and Rama fled Syria with just the clothes on their backs. They now live in a tiny apartment in Jordan and with CAFOD’s help Amar enrolled her children in classes as they had missed lots of school.  Amar told us”The children came home telling me everything they learned in school . I was so happy because my children were happy.”

Help a Refugee Child

Help a Refugee Child

 

Giving a World Gift makes a real difference to people living in poverty and is great way to enjoy giving this Christmas. You can order the gifts  online here or call 0808 14 00014

 

 

World Gifts- the gift that changes lives

World Gift Booklet

World Gift Booklet

Fed up with buying the same old gifts, running out of gift ideas then why not buy a CAFOD World gift. These alternative charity gifts transform lives and make a real difference to people living in poverty .

The net that protects.

The net that protects.

There are a wide variety of gifts and prices which range from £4 for a happy queen bee, £7 for a net that protects, £25 for a school starter pack, £28 for a goat that gives and  £46 to help a refugee child. You can order online here or pick up a catalogue from your church.

The goat that gives.

The goat that gives.

So enjoy giving this Christmas knowing that your gift will help someone in need.