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World Gifts change lives

World Gifts are handpicked to make a real and lasting difference to families in developing communities and each charity gift bought means we can help more people in need.In Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal, the 2015 earthquake meant that 89 per cent of school classrooms being destroyed or made unsafe. As well as dealing with the devastation of their homes and the loss of family members, children like Nirjala risked losing the opportunity to go to school. But thanks to your support, CAFOD are helping to rebuild 34 schools. See our range of Education World Gifts Despite still living in a tiny, temporary hut, Nirjala feels positive about her future now that her school has been rebuilt and hopes to train as...

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Christmas gift guides: charity gift ideas for everyone!

Find the perfect charity gift with our Christmas gift guides. We've got lots of charity gift ideas to surprise your friends and family. We've selected our best ethical gifts and put them into these handy charity gift guides so that you can find a World Gift for everyone this Christmas! Gifts for gardeners From cracking crops to gorgeous greenhouses, we've a range of horticultural charity gifts for the green-fingered this Christmas. Gifts for animal lovers Give the animal lover in your life a fantastic charity gift of a bee, chicken, goat, or even a cow! We always provide training along with our animals so that they are cared for properly. Gifts for foodies We've got the perfect stocking fillers for...

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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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Charity gifts of water

Clean safe water is in short supply in some of the world's poorest communities. World Gifts from our Water Fund directly provide developing communities with this life-saving essential. We'll raise a glass to that! Josefa and her eight young children live in a small village in Guatemala. Before there was a water supply in the village, Josefa and her children had to make four trips every day to collect water. Each trip took half an hour and carrying heavy containers of water was exhausting, especially for the children. When World Gifts installed a water supply in the village, life for the whole family changed. Josefa no longer needs to spend hours of every day collecting water or washing clothes far...

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