Join us online and learn more about CAFOD’s work in Uganda!

Children in Uganda

Children at a water pump near their school. (CAFOD/David Mutua)

This  Lent Fast Day, Friday 19 February, from 1:30 – 2:30pm, you are invited to join a webinar  to hear how your support has made a difference in the lives of real people.

This Lent you will hear all about how you can ‘turn on the taps’ for communities in Uganda. In this webinar Catherine Ogolla, our country representative for Kenya and Uganda, and her team will share stories of communities in North East Uganda.             This Lent your donations with be matched by the UK government up to the value of £3.5 million so we can make double the difference!

Why join? Webinars with CAFOD are an amazing way to visit the countries we work in. You can hear from the people working on the ground who bring the projects you support to life. It’s not just about listening, you will also have the opportunity to ask our Uganda team questions and hear what other CAFOD supporters think too.

How does it work? Taking part in a webinar is easy. All you need to do to is click on the link below and register with your name and email. You will then receive a confirmation email with a link you can use to join the webinar. In order to listen you will need either speakers or headphones.

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Questions? If you’d like to join, but you aren’t sure how, email Elly on eheans-glogowska@cafod.org.uk or call 0207 095 5332.

 

Lent Fast Day is coming…did you know?

Uganda Lent 16 Caritas photo650 million people, or 1:10 people do not have access to safe water.

2.3 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation that is 1:3 of the world’s population

315,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation – that’s over 900 children per day

Think about that for a moment….. Nine hundred children die every day

Half of the people admitted to hospital in developing countries, where they exist, are suffering from diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene

Women in Africa and Asia often carry water on their heads weighing 20Kgs. Women and girls suffer the most. They are forced to walk long distances to collect dirty water, wasting their time and energy. This means they miss out on an education, lack the opportunity to make a living, and have little chance to change things. They are also more likely to get sick with water-related diseases

Lack of water, sanitation and hygiene costs African countries more in lost GDP than the entire continent gets in aid.

Find out more about CAFOD’s Lent Appeal