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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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The perfect gifts for every dad this Father’s Day

If you’re trying to think of something different for your father figure this Father’s Day, I can help you! I’ve recently been thinking about my dad becoming a father. He was the age I am now, and he had never held a baby before meeting me. He’s nonchalant about it now but I’m sure it was a life-changing moment for him (it must have been, I’m great). My dad has been a constant support for me throughout my life. He’s hilarious, always on the dance floor at any party, he gives great hugs and he’s always taken care of his family. So, what can I possibly get him for Father’s Day to show him how much I appreciate him?   ...

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