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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
10 Mar 2016 | Blog
“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just,” said Pope Francis. Last year, he announced that 2016 would be the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Here are a few suggestions on how you can take up the Acts of Mercy.
Tags: Refugees, water, food, acts of mercy | No comments
3 Nov 2014 | Blog | Long-term Development
Through drama, play and song, schoolchildren in the Solomon Islands are learning important lessons in preventative health.
Tags: water, hygiene, sanitation | No comments
20 Mar 2014 | Blog | Long-term Development
Today on World Water Day, we celebrate water, and what access to safe and sustainable water means to communities in Malawi and Tanzania.
Tags: WASH, water, World Water Day, AACES | No comments
11 Oct 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
Rakaso is a primary school student in Kenya, and wants to be a nurse after her education. In the past, she had to wake up at five in the morning to go to school and collect water before the sun rises. But now, with a newly installed borehole near the school, she no longer needs to do this...
Tags: East Africa Crisis Appeal, borehole, water, education, East Africa | No comments
7 Jun 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
Ever imagined a village that could be 10 hours drive from the nearest airport? There may be such a village in the remotest parts of the Amazon rainforest, or even on PNG’s Kokoda trail, but surely not in Indonesia? Caritas Australia’s LNGO partner Pansos Bodronoyo was determined to show me just how remote our program reached, even if it meant 10 hours sitting in a car.
Tags: disaster risk reduction, water | No comments
1 May 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief
Ten years after the conflict in Darfur, hundreds of thousands of people remain in the camps. They'd like to go back to their villages, but in the meantime the focus is on making sure they can live in dignity.
Tags: water, ACT Alliance, Darfur | No comments
22 Mar 2013 | Blog | Project Compassion
More than 500 students from Mount Carmel Primary School in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo joined their Federal Member for Griffith, Kevin Rudd last Friday to raise money for Project Compassion.
Tags: Social justice, water, Kevin Rudd | No comments
12 Dec 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Earlier this year, Angela Ford, Caritas Australia's Communications Group Leader visited Malawi as part of the Australia Africa Community Engagement Scheme. Here, she shares some of her insights from the visit, particularly around the precious resource of water.
Tags: WASH, water, AACES, sanitation | No comments
26 Mar 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
Solar power is making an extraordinary difference in camps in Darfur, Sudan, by providing much needed water to those living there. By Hazel Williams from CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales).
Tags: sub-saharan Africa, water | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe