Lent Fast Day and the doubling of donations

Uganda Lent 2016 parish photo Proscovia

Proscovia’s water pump has been fixed, giving her free time to go to school and get an education.

This Lent Fast Day, Friday 19 February 2016, we can ensure that more people have access to local, clean, safe water.

Throughout Lent, we have an exceptional opportunity to make an even bigger difference to people living in poverty.

Donations to our Lent appeal, up to £3.5 million, are being doubled by the UK Government – so every £1 you raise can make double the difference to people living in poverty. People like 14-year-old Proscovia, from Uganda. Proscovia’s local water pump had been broken for as long as she could remember, and she had to walk for miles to collect water for her family – missing hours of school. But thanks to donations from generous supporters, CAFOD’s local church partner mended the water pump. This meant the family had a local supply of clean water, and gave Proscovia the chance to go to school and to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.

Help us make the most of this amazing opportunity by fundraising, giving and praying this Lent. We’ve got some great resources to help get your parish, group or community excited about saving lives around the world.

Thank you for your continued support.