New charity gift: How a mosquito net keeps families safe
Each week we'll feature one of our new World Gifts from the 2016 range and show the difference that this gift can make to families living in poverty around the world.
A simple, treated mosquito net can be a life saver in countries like South Sudan, where Stella and her family live.
The conflict that has followed its secession from Sudan has killed thousands and forced countless families from their homes.
South Sudan continues to be torn apart by violence, and CAFOD's partners have been on the ground working with refugee families like Stella's to provide emergency support such as mosquito nets, food and clean water. Living in makeshift camps can mean that newborn babies like Thomas, Stella's son, are particularly vulnerable to malaria, so the gift of a mosquito net really can make the difference between life and death.
CAFOD have also been working in South Sudan to rebuild people's lives in the longer term by distributing seeds, tools and chickens to help families earn a sustainable living and by supporting the formation of peace committees.
Buy some Chirpy chickens to help a family living in poverty become self-sufficient.
Read more about CAFOD's vital work in South Sudan.