Our partner Caritas EHED has been working with people affected by the civil war in Sri Lanka. Anbumaran, 32, tells us about how they helped him rebuild his life.
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I used to have a contented, happy life. I married my wife Vijayabaskari in 2005 and had two sons. I had my own land and owned a brick house. I had a big grocery shop and my daily income was more than sufficient for my family expenses. But during the peak of the civil war in 2008 and 2009, the peaceful life of my family was shattered. Continue reading
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CAFOD Birmingham congratulates newly trained schools volunteers, Declan Foley and Denise Dane. Having completed their comprehensive training programme, Declan and Denise are now booked to visit primary and secondary schools in the Birmingham Archdiocese, to deliver workshops and assemblies about CAFOD’s work and global justice. If you’d like to find out more about our volunteer programme call us on 01922 722944 or email email@example.com
Our partner the Diocese of Marsabit found many of this group close to death – abandoned by their community because they are HIV positive. With the diocese’s help, they are now stronger, and have been given boats and fishing nets to earn a living. A real success story.
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“Our chips are the best in town and that’s a fact” is how Natercia Matos da Costa Lemos introduced her kripik (chips) group to the 30 budding entrepreneurs who came to visit her thriving home industry.
The entrepreneurs came from far and wide, and were a motley crew of food processors (jams, tomato sauce, banana chips), coffee and rice co-operatives, fish rearing groups and even blacksmiths.
Arriving from the districts of Baucau, Ermera and Manufahi, the gang visited Natercia’s little chip factory as part of a marketing workshop to improve their own business skills.
The aim was to help each group understand better how to move their product successfully down the chain from producer to consumer, and to identify where problems might occur.