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CAFOD NEWS - LIBERIA Fishing for a Better Future: Lent Fast Day is featured around James, a fisherman who lives in Liberia, in a catholic community.  James was living on less than $2 a day however, thanks to a CAFOD initiative he has the equipment he needs to fish safely and sustainably plus he can earn more money.  Many fishermen in this area have their lives taken by the dangerous sea (five per month). CAFOD has provided many of these fishermen with a GPS handheld device, with technology that helps them to find fish, to record the good fishing spots, and to guide the fishermen home safely.  

CAFOD 2024 Lent Fast Day was held on Friday 23rd Feb and Fast Day envelopes for giving money towards this initiative for fishermen in Monrovia, Liberia, have been distributed.  Lent Lunches - Churches Together in Topsham offered simple lunches on each Friday during Lent, and on 15th March and 22nd March a team of parishioners at Holy Cross provided lunches with all funds going to CAFOD.

The team raised £300+ for CAFOD and many thanks to Louise and her team of parishioners, for organising this successful CAFOD event.



Wonderful soups for a frugal CAFOD Lent Lunch with a roll and cheese, plus a homemade shortbread biscuit for afters.