Harvest Fast Day

The very first Family Fast Day was held on Friday 11 March 1960, when volunteer members of the National Board of Catholic Women raised £6,673.00 for a Dominica mother and baby clinic.

Volunteers helped to found CAFOD and remain at the heart of our work at Fast Day. 

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Harvest Fast Day 2016: Friday 7 October 

Nicanora from the Altiplano, Bolivia, who will be working with the CAFOD Hands On project

CAFOD's partners will be working with Nicanora and her community through our Hands On Altiplano project

This harvest we hear from Nicanora, who is 32 years old and lives on the Bolivian Altiplano. Nicanora, her husband and 4 children often go hungry as growing crops on the Altiplano is difficult due to the extreme weathers.  However, over the next two years Nicanora will go on a journey, where she will work with our partners, to learn new skills in modern and traditional farming techniques. 

Find out more about our Harvest Hands On appeal

Please use the materials below in your parish to let everyone know how they can get involved this Harvest Fast Day.

Hear more about our work in Bolivia

Join us online at 1pm this Harvest Fast Day and hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia, talk about our work in Bolivia. 

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