Transform Lives

CAFOD belongs to one of the largest humanitarian aid networks in the world, we have a presence in 165 countries and territories. Our network is made up of trusted local experts such as nurses, doctors, teachers, water engineers, psychologists and farming specialists. These brilliant local women and men have a deep understanding of the communities in which they work and know better than anyone how to meet the needs of the people. What is missing is crucial funds. Your donation today will be put to work right away – to transform the lives of those most in need. 

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Meet Sagal

Without a toilet, Sagal contracted cholera and hepatitis

Without a toilet, Sagal contracted cholera and hepatitis

Before Sagal and her neighbours constructed their toilet, life was incredibly hard. Forced to defecate outside in the open and close to their village for safety, serious illnesses like cholera and hepatitis were commonplace. 

“Having hepatitis is so painful, my eyes turn yellow-ish, my urine turns reddish" - Sagal

Practical Solution

Our local sanitation and hygiene experts worked alongside Sagal and her neighbours, teaching them how to build their toilet. Using wood, grass, reeds and mud from the surrounding area, it only took ten days for their community to transform their lives.

Our health has improved so much. The toilet has reduced a lot of sickness compared to those days when we used to run to the hospital all the time. " - Sagal

You could help us reach more communities like Sagal’s

We believe no one should be beyond the reach of the love and support they need to transform their life. That’s why our local experts work wherever the need is greatest: regardless of race, gender or faith. Are you ready to support them?

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Sagal and her neighbours are so proud of the toilet they have built. It only took 10 days for them to transform their lives.

Sagal and her neighbours are proud of the toilet they have built. It took 10 days for them to transform their lives.

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