CAFOD works with local organisations on the ground, or ‘partners’, who can respond to emergencies immediately and are used to working with local people. When a country is at war people are often forced to leave their homes.
CAFOD works with local organisations on the ground, or ‘partners’, who can respond to emergencies immediately and are used to working with local people.
“When the attack started there was a lot of noise. I didn’t see them, I just ran. I collected the children and ran.”
“I would like to go back, but the LRA are still in the bush.
I can’t go back.”
“When it rained yesterday we had to use the plastic sheet to take cover and the cooler helps us store and keep our water clean.”
Sher Ali, 14.
“In the community meetings we have agreed a plan, we will work together to build each other’s homes.”
“We have a saying, ‘You don’t have to eat for yourself, you have to think of others’.”
CAFOD is helping Kabery’s mother, Bijoli, to earn a better living. She now grows and sells fruit and vegetables, and rears ducks. The family can now afford to send Kabery to school.
“Before the training the land wasn’t used for anything. Now the crop is always successful. The income I get from the garden means that I can spend extra money on my children.”
“We’re not doing this just for fun. Every time it rains here the road and river floods and people can’t cross. Now when it rains they can cross with ropes.”
Amelia Bookstein, Laura Donkin, Noel Gavin, Marcella Haddad, Patrick Nicholson, Mike Noyes, Nana Anto-Awuakye, Noel Gavin / Allpix / Trocaire, Philippe Mougin, Caritas Internationalis, Bridget Burrows, Paul Smith, N Fischer/ Caritas Switzerland.