Harvest Appeal 2019

No child should face danger getting fresh water to drink. With your donations to CAFOD's Harvest Appeal we can reach struggling communities and transform lives.

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A boy's struggle to stay in school

This Family Fast Day, we hear from Fabiano about the difference that a solar-powered water pump has made to him and his community. For Fabiano, having water close to home means safety, time for school and the chance to pursue his dream of being a doctor.

Before our local engineers installed the pump, Fabiano had to walk 3 miles to collect water, morning and evening. Determined to get an education, Fabiano set out before dawn to be back in time for school.

Like many children, Fabiano was afraid of the dark. Sadly, his fear of danger in the shadows was all too real.

As Fabiano was carrying water home, a stranger emerged from the darkness and attacked him. Fabiano was terrified, abandoned the water can and ran in fear of his life.

"My life is worth more than this."


We were there for Fabiano and we want to reach more children still risking their safety – and education – to get water.

Will you help more people like Fabiano transform their lives?

We simply cannot fund these life-changing projects without the generosity of supporters like you. Fabiano is starting a new chapter in his life. Will you help to change the ending to someone else's?

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