CAFOD Fast Day Appeal: How your donations are saving lives
3 October 2018
CAFOD Family Fast Day would not be possible without supporters like you. Your donations to the Harvest appeal will help give the gift of clean water to families like Longora’s.
“We used to get water from the river, but this gave us illnesses like coughing or Hepatitis E and malaria from the mosquitoes,” says Longora, who contracted Hepatitis E two years ago after drinking dirty water. She was pregnant when she fell ill and tragically her baby died.
Since then, CAFOD’s partner in Uganda, Caritas Moroto, has been able to fix the village’s borehole, thanks to your generous donations. They were also able to train members of Longora’s village how to fix the pump as well as helping them to set up water user committees to make sure the borehole is kept clean and safe in future.
Having access to clean, safe drinking water has transformed life for the villagers.
“We are now able to get water for our homes,” says Longora. “We can get water throughout the year. We are healthier and feel better.”
Your donations this Harvest will save lives by giving the gift of clean water to families like Longora’s so they can thrive in future.
Your Family Fast Day donation
Here's how we will spend your donations to help transform the lives of more families like Longora's.
Could provide a month's supply of life-saving drugs to help someone with HIV stay well and provide for their familyGive £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 communitiesGive £40
Could provide business skills training, enabling people to be more entrepreneurial and to generate extra funds to improve their circumstancesGive £74
How we’ll spend your Harvest donation
80p in every £1 goes on work like you can see in the film above. 11p goes on raising more money to enable this work. 9p goes on education and campaigning to hold our leaders to account.
Every penny you give or raise is spent on the poorest people and on projects that are value for money.