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New world gift: Protecting clean water

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. As students in England and Wales settle into a new school year, World Gifts are helping students in Peru to play a key role in preserving their environment with innovative Water testing kits.Rural villages like Unocolla in the Peruvian highlands rely on lakes for drinking water and irrigation. However these lakes are incredibly vulnerable to pollution. To maintain the quality of the water in local Lake Chacas, students have set up a Environmental Monitoring Committee at their school as well as a science club. With CAFOD's support, the students...

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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...

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