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How the Health clinic helps mothers

The Guarjila health clinic has been providing essential healthcare to the remote community for years. CAFOD funding helps it to retain specialist services such as gynaecology, prenatal and paediatric care, nutrition and counselling.   We wanted to share some of the details with you, to show just what your World Gifts purchases can help fund! We were lucky enough to have access to interviews with some mothers who had visited the clinic during their pregnancy and for post-natal healthcare.   Lurvin is 30 years old and lives with her husband and two children. Originally from Honduras, Lurvin is particularly thankful for access to the clinic now that she lives in Guarjila. Talking about the healthcare you could receive in Honduras she said: ...

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The Health Clinic and Coronavirus

The Health clinic is one of our most popular gifts from the higher price-range. With schools, parishes and individuals raising money to fund the running costs of a health clinic. The real-life example we give you is of the Guarjila clinic in rural El Salvador. During the civil war, the community of Guarjila was cut off from the rest of the country. To receive essential healthcare, the villagers decided to set up their own clinic themselves. Over the years, CAFOD has been funding them to be able to provide specialist healthcare, including gynaecology, prenatal and paediatric care, nutrition advice and counselling.  The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the stark inequality that people living in poverty face. Those without access to clean, safe...

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Showing you care in lockdown

In the UK we're still getting used to the idea of lockdown. In the last couple of weeks our lives have changed so much, and for many of us, it's taking some getting used to. One of the things people are struggling with is not being able to celebrate things with their loved ones. Most people were unable to see their mum on Mother's Day and the longer this goes on the more celebrations we are missing. One way of reaching out to our loved ones, while helping those living in poverty across the world, is to choose a World Gifts ecard. The card goes straight to their inbox and can be personalised with your own message so your loved...

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CAFOD World Gifts and Coronavirus

CAFOD World Gifts go towards five funds within CAFOD’s work. As our generous supporters, we wanted to update you on how Covid-19 might be affecting our work.  Coronavirus has now spread to every continent except Antarctica, with confirmed cases in several African, Asian and Latin American countries where CAFOD works. As of 14 April, the World Health Organization confirmed that there have been more than 1,844,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide, causing more than 117,000 deaths.  Our programmes around the world are run, managed and staffed by people who live amongst and are close to the communities they support. Every context will be different, but at this point we need to put the safety of all our staff, and the local aid teams on the ground, first.  The...

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New World Gifts for 2019!

Yes, it's that time of year again, when the new World Gifts come out! We have added seven wonderful new gifts to the range, keep reading to find out more: Super solar street light £335 Perfect to work towards as a group, with your parish or school, this gift helps to shine a light in dark places, with solar powered street lights being added to refugee camps. Water on wheels £60 For kids both big and small, a bike for a water pump mechanic is a great way to celebrate someone's love of their bike. Without a bike, a mechanic can walk for hours just to reach a water pump or borehole to check if needs any maintenance. The longer...

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