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30 May 2016 | Blog | Long-term Development
Mercy has come in two guises to the people of Simangani Village in Hwange district, Zimbabwe. Before it came, the people in this area were living in hunger and poverty. Simangani’s people are farmers, and they battle with low rainfall, poor soils and very high temperatures.
Tags: community development, agriculture, water, CaritasNews | No comments
22 Dec 2014 | Blog | Long-term Development
Meet Daw Myint Yee. Married with three young children, she is participating in Caritas Australia’s livelihoods project in the Bago Diocese. Caritas Australia works closely with the local Diocesan Caritas, Karuna Yangon Social Services (KMSS Yangon) to implement this program which is assisting people to live healthier, happier lives.
Tags: burma, agriculture, women | No comments
15 Oct 2014 | Blog | Long-term Development
Earlier this year, Caritas Australia’s Oecusse program coordinator, Cornelio Ase, spent a few days on exchange with our local partners in Nepal. The visit was an opportunity for Cornelio to see Caritas Nepal’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) farming school program and another sustainable livelihoods project: the Talku Cooperative.
Tags: agriculture, shared learnings | No comments
12 Sep 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
A recent visit to Caritas Australia’s partner the Tutu Rural Training Centre in Taveuni, Fiji, showcased how simple, cost-effective actions can make a tangible difference in the lives of rural families.
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7 Nov 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
After what has been a very trying and anxious time for the people of Burkina Faso this year, it is a great pleasure to be with them at harvest time. The rains have been much better than recent years and the country is buzzing with life; the lakes and reservoirs are full with copious water lilies in bloom; the land is lush and verdant, the animals are healthy and lively; the crops, those that haven’t been harvested yet at least, are tall and heavy with grain.
Tags: Sahel, caritas internationalis, West Africa, agriculture | No comments
30 Oct 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Balama was a village once located on the shores of Lake Chad, in the east of the county. Since the 1960s, the lake has been greatly reduced. Nowadays, only during the rainy season does Balama lie on the shores of Lake Chad. These new natural environment factors have had a major impact on the livelihoods of the inhabitants of the region.
Tags: Sahel, food crisis, West Africa, agriculture, food security | No comments
17 Jul 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Africa
Caritas and Oxfam have joined forces to argue for greater collaboration between aid and development agencies and a greater say for local communities in tackling the challenges of emergencies such as the food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.
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13 Jun 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
The village of Chawir is located in Canton Migami, south-central Chad. Like almost everywhere in the area, the locals are almost exclusively women and children. Read how the communal gardens are providing nutritious food for the locals. Update from Caritas Switzerland.
Tags: food security, agriculture, Women and development, Sahel, West Africa | No comments
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