Field worker, Livison Chipatiso, has joined us all the way from Harare, Zimbabwe and embarked on a speaking tour of the North East and North West expressing thanks for the amazing fundraising and support offered to projects in Zimbabwe by schools, parishes and individuals. Such projects have allowed for the combating of malnutrition and hunger by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat.
Livison visited students from Thornleigh Salesian College to thank them for the £28,000 raised by the school over the years and to give them an insight into how this directly helps overseas communities. He also held assemblies and workshops for students from Years 7 and 9 about his experiences in Zimbabwe as a part of CAFOD’s Family Fast Day Appeal, which takes place during Lent. He said that he ‘enjoyed every session and would like to thank the staff and the children for the hospitality they showed me.’ Alongside this he has spoken at Mass in Bolton and attended an event at Wardley Hall.
Whilst here, he has also had the opportunity to experience some British delights including his first ever encounter with snow and the game of Jenga!
In Zimbabwe, one in three people are undernourished. January to March is the most difficult time of year for food. The rains start falling in November, but the harvest doesn’t start until April. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, the funds raised by CAFOD’s Lent Appeal will reach an estimated 245,000 people in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Eritrea and enable communities to grow a better future.
This year, you can make double the difference to our brothers and sisters living in poverty. Throughout Lent, your donations to CAFOD will be matched by the UK Government, up to a total of £5m.