A charity gift in your Will is a special way to reach out to future generations.
Shukla lives with her son in southern Bangladesh. Her life is full of love. She loves her son. She loves watching him as he plays and helps her in their garden. She loves growing delicious fruits and vegetables, without the need for harmful chemicals. And she loves her job working in the office of a local school.
But Shukla’s life has not always been so bright and full of hope. After her husband’s death in 2018, she suffered from depression. As she coped with her loss, she also faced the challenge of how to provide food and a future for her son in a challenging climate.
Thankfully, Shukla was not alone. Friends and neighbours reached out to her with love, and encouraged her to join them in a local project, which had been supported by gifts people had left to CAFOD in their Wills. They had started meeting regularly to share knowledge of sustainable farming techniques that produce a plentiful harvest without harming the environment, as well as to socialise and bond as a group.
The project didn’t just help Shukla find herself again, the techniques she learned gave her a way to build a better life for her son. And now she is sharing those techniques with others in her community – reaching out with love, the same way her neighbours reached out to her. And, with her newfound confidence, her eyes are set firmly on the future.
Shukla’s story shows how there is no force in our world more powerful than love. Love is what brings us together, to help make the world around us a better place.
The impact of gifts in Wills
Did you know a third of CAFOD’s international development work is made possible thanks to gifts in Wills?
That means so many projects like the one Shukla joined are made possible by the gifts of love left in the Wills of people who wanted their faith, love and hope to continue for years to come.