Harvest Family Fast Day Appeal 2018
Thank you to everyone who donated to CAFOD's Harvest Family Fast Day Appeal. Your generous donation are helping to transform lives.
Family Fast Day
The first Family Fast Day took place on 11 March 1960, when a group of Catholic women came together to raise funds for a mother and baby clinic in Dominica. It was from this very first Family Fast Day and the incredible efforts of these women that CAFOD was born. Today, Family Fast day is every bit as important to us now, as it was in 1960.
Harvest Family Fast Day
This Harvest, we heard from Lilian, a remarkable woman living in Zambia. A widowed mother to two young children, Lilian works hard to provide for her children. When our partner, the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, first met Lilian she was very sick. The Sisters provided Lilian with medicine, and when she was diagnosed HIV positive, they also provided counselling to help her come to terms with her illness.
After receiving counselling and support, Lilian was so inspired by her own counselling that she decided to become a caregiver and trained with the Sisters so that she too could help support others.
Speaking of this, Lilian shared:
"I have learned so much thanks to the Sisters. They are here for me. Without them, I would be dead."
This is just one of the many transformations that have been made possible thanks to the generosity of CAFOD supporters.
Thank you for supporting our Family Fast Day appeal. Your gift is helping more people like Lilian to receive the support they need.
Donate to our Harvest Appeal
Could provide a month's supply of life-saving drugs to help someone with HIV stay well and provide for their familyDonate £23
Training and education
Could provide a full day of training for a care giver, so that people are able to provide support and be a positive example for others in their communitiesDonate £40
Could provide business skills training, enabling people to be more entrepreneurial and to generate extra funds to improve their circumstancesDonate £74