Last week in Croxteth, Livison Chipatiso, CAFOD Programme Officer in Zimbabwe, thanked CAFOD volunteers for their work and support for combating malnutrition and hunger in the country.
Livison visited Liverpool as part of CAFOD’s Family Fast Day Appeal, and shared his first-hand accounts of how malnutrition and hunger heavily effects those in Zimbabwe, where one in three people will suffer.
Livison said: “The people of Liverpool have been so welcoming and the prayers that they send over to Zimbabwe keep us strong. Sometimes, at home, we wonder where to get the strength and motivation but the contribution of people from Liverpool keeps us motivated to make positive changes.”
Ged Edwards, from CAFOD Liverpool was at the event, and added: “It’s wonderful to hear how we are making a difference in Zimbabwe and how each of the communities efforts there are leading to even greater improvements in their lives. It’s fantastic to know that our small efforts here all add up and we can work in solidarity for people who really need our help”.
CAFOD is working this Family Fast Day, to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe by providing seeds and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat, especially during the months when it is particularly difficult for crops to grow.
It is expected that 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 together.
Thank you for showing your support for this year’s Lent Appeal!
If you missed Livison’s talk, you can watch it again here: