Parishioners in Westminster share Brazilian families’ joy after campaign success

Thank you CAFOD Supporters!

#FicaMauá – Let them stay

#FicaMauá – Let them stay

Thanks to the parishioners from across the Westminster Diocese who were amongst the 4,000 people to support a CAFOD petition, to express our solidarity with1,000 people in São Paulo.

We are delighted to report the community at Maua will approach this Christmas safe in the knowledge that they no longer face eviction from their home.

In September 2017, CAFOD launched a campaign to halt the eviction of around 1,000 people living in the abandoned hotel in the centre of São Paulo, Brazil. Continue reading

Step into the Gap Webinar | Wednesday 14 June

Come join our webinar!

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Rod Howlett talking to members of the community about the village committee

Join us on Wednesday 14 June for our online webinar, where Step into the Gap volunteer Rod Howlett will be giving us an update from Cambodia.

To attend the webinar simply register today!

Find out more about CAFOD in Cambodia.


Connecting Harpenden to the Sao Paulo Favelas

Parishioners from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Harpenden met last Tuesday evening to learn about CAFOD’s work in Brazil.

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Harpenden Our Lady of Lourdes Parish with CAFOD Community Participation Co-ordinator Tony Sheen

Sao Paulo is the biggest city in South America.  Unfortunately it also has a huge disparity in the wealth between rich and poor. It boasts a super- rich group of the population with the highest ownership of privately owned Helicopters, whilst at the same time over six million people live in precarious housing conditions such as the Favelas.

Communities in the Favelas often live in fragile houses built out of plywood and corrugated iron, which have no access to electricity, clean water or sanitation systems.

CAFOD partner organisations in Sao Paulo work alongside the poor communities living in these precarious conditions supporting them with various immediate and long term needs.

Tony Sheen described visiting a number of Favelas and meeting inspiring CAFOD partners and communities who CAFOD are supporting through these partners.

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