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Charity Gifts of education and skills training

World Gifts from our Education and Skills Training Fund will give people of all ages the chance to learn, fulfill their potential and work towards a brighter, more secure future. Sport, especially football, is a fantastic way to bring children together. In Peixinhos, Brazil, domestic and gang violence are common and often caused by drugs, unemployment and lack of access to quality education. One of CAFOD's partners in Brazil is using football to break this cycle of violence, drugs and unemployment which are ever present in the lives of many families in the community.Football workshops allow children and young people to build trust, team work, ambition and a good work ethic through physical exercise. Many are from rival gangs so...

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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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Charity Gifts for health

World Gifts brought from our Health and Care Fund ensure that people in urgent need of medical attention receive the vital support and treatment they need. These gifts also support good hygiene practices and nutrition, protecting the health of vulnerable communities long term. In the western highlands of Guatemala, La Natividad Parish runs a mobile health clinic. A long recovery from civil war and annual droughts and food shortages contribute to the fact that as many as 60 per cent of children in this area have experienced chronic malnutrition. This clinic is just one of the mother-child health initiatives World Gifts supports to combat malnutrition. Santa Agripina’s youngest son, 14-month-old Jansel, had been so sick he’d nearly died, but was...

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Charity Gifts for growing a living, chickens and farming

Choosing a gift from the World Gifts Livestock, Agriculture and Livelihoods Fund can give people the skills, tools and animals they need to improve their standard of living. In Tanzania, your gifts of Chirpy chickens have been directly helping families for years, producing eggs for families to eat or sell and giving farming communities there the chance of a better future.Winfreda lives with her husband and nine children in the Tanzanian countryside. In 2009 she started keeping chickens to help boost her family’s income. With our support she received two chickens, along with training in how to build a coop and care for them. Many chickens later, business is growing: Winfreda can now pay school fees for three of her...

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How to send Christmas cards that help the world’s poorest people

How to send ethical Christmas cards this Advent and show your family and friends how much you care about charity and people living in poverty around the world. 1. Buy Charity Christmas cards World Gifts can be the ideal charity Christmas gift and card combined! Browse through our Christmas gift guides to find the perfect gift and you’ll receive a gorgeous gift card that describes your thoughtful gift and includes space to write your own Christmas message.Our World Gift range starts at just £4 and includes free delivery!Another way to support CAFOD's work helping the world's poorest people out of poverty, have a look at Traidcraft’s charity Christmas card selection. CAFOD receive a 10% donation from these beautiful cards which...

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