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Mother's Day gifts saving babies in Zimbabwe

Our Heathy mum and baby gift can ensure access to medical treatment for pregnant mothers and newborn babies, and also provide extra food for children who are at risk of becoming malnourished. Buy a Healthy mum and baby gift for Mother's DayThis amazing charity gift is helping mums like Unity and her baby Twalumba in Kariyangwe, Zimbabwe. When Twalumba was born, Unity didn’t know how to feed him. She managed to breastfeed but the milk spilled out of his mouth and nose. Her baby boy was growing but not as well as other children his age.Unity joined a local support group for new mums, run by an older and more experienced 'Lead Mother', Mavis. Mavis was given training on nutrition,...

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Teach someone to read on World Book Day

It's World Book day this week and we'd like to share Melissa's story with you. She was taught to read thanks to one of our bestselling World Gifts. Teach someone to read Melissa's story  Change a life, teach someone to read. Melissa lived on the streets of Mabanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where she had to beg to survive.   When we met her, she told us that she had to drop out of school as she   couldn't pay the fees. Melissa joined a CAFOD-funded school and learned to read and write. She has now completed primary and   secondary school and  has spoken on TV and radio to encourage girls to go to school, and to highlight the   challenge...

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You've made an amazing difference!

Thank you to everyone who bought a World Gift this Christmas - you've made an enormous difference to families in poverty. With your help we can... Give over 2,000 Goats to farming families to give them milk and manure! Help 500 babies and children get a Birth certificate, meaning they can go to school. Spend over £75,000 getting clean, safe water to communities, preventing disease. Supply 505 Solar lamps to families - helping children to do their homework and breathe clean air Provide over 200 Pigs to families who want to start a farming business and lift themselves out of poverty. ... make an incredible difference to families in need around the world. Thank you. It's not too late to...

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Emergency World Gifts

When disaster strikes, we are there ready to respond and provide the life-saving difference to families and communities. War and conflict in places like Yemen and Syria have left millions of people in desperate need of support. Many families don’t know when their next meal will be, have no home for shelter or access to clean water and their communities are often rife with disease. If you want to make a difference to people in conflict and emergency situations like Yemen and Syria this Christmas, buy CAFOD’s Emergency World Gifts and help provide families and communities the life line they need. Help a refugee child - £46 Help a refugee child by providing emotional and educational support. Many children have had...

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World Gifts – Julie Etchingham

ITV News at Ten presenter and reporter Julie Etchingham, who is a CAFOD ambassador, recently visited Lebanon and saw some of our work in action. She visited a school in Mount Lebanon where CAFOD partners have helped get Syrian refugee children into school and pay for their transport to and from school, their uniforms and stationery. As Julie emphasises in the video below, this really does provide children who have been through so much with “the best start” in life. Julie suggests buying a School starter pack, but there are lots of gifts to choose from, including Help a refugee child which will mean we can change the lives of those who have been forced to leave their homes.  ...

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