We are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening reception for all CAFOD supporters.
On Monday 24 February from 7:00pm to 8:45pm
At the Parish Centre, Our Lady and the English Martyrs (OLEM).
This coming Lent we are focusing on the remarkable story of the transformation of an old diamond mine – once used to fuel the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone. Thanks to your support, and the hard work of CAFOD’s partner, Caritas Kenema, this land has become fertile land able to feed the community through the country’s ‘hungry season’.
Patrick Jamiru will be visiting the UK next month to meet and thank CAFOD supporters. He will be visiting Cambridge and is coming here to share some of the challenges facing the church in the southern region of Sierra Leone, in Kenema.
Sierra Leone is a country still recovering from a long and vicious civil war which devastated communities and the lives of its citizens. Working alongside our trusted local partners, such as Caritas Kenema, CAFOD is helping communities get back on their feet through projects that are giving people the chance to provide food for themselves.
They have transformed land that was mined for diamonds that fuelled a brutal civil war into fertile land that could feed the community through the ‘hungry season’ – between sowing and harvesting their crops.
This land is better protected from the high winds that sometimes destroy the crops and as we share new farming techniques with them, we are helping them to repeat the cycle of sowing and harvesting, so cutting the time between multiple harvests in one year.
Following his short presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and to speak to Patrick and the CAFOD team over refreshments.
We do hope you are free to join us for what promises to be an informative and enjoyable evening. It would be a great opportunity to say thank you for your trust and commitment in CAFOD’s work.
More information about CAFOD’s work with Caritas Kenema is available on this site.