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Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

How women living in poverty are helped by what you give to Bishops’ Appeal

Ever wonder exactly how the money you contribute to the Bishops’ Appeal Fund helps women living in poverty?

Here are a few examples


On International Women’s Day, the Bishops’ Appeal Advisory Committee funded programmes around the world that recognise the value and worth of women and that seek to see them lifted out of poverty and living lives full of dignity and hope:

1. A Fields of Life ‘I AM A GIRL’ project installing latrines, wash tanks and rainwater harvesting systems in 2 primary schools so that girls who are menstruating have access to privacy and sanitation and can continue to attend school during their period.

2. An CMSI emergency relief programme in Nepal supporting pregnant and lactating mothers who have lost (or their spouse has lost) jobs during the pandemic and who need access to food and hygiene kits (this was part funded by our Mother and Child Advent Appeal)

3. A Christian Aid Sierra Leone project refurbishing health care centres (adding basic water and electricity facilities) for expectant mothers giving birth.  Sierra Leone is the most dangerous place to give birth in the world. (Part funded by legacies and by the Advent Appeal.)

4. A Feed the Minds project in Kenya aiming to reduce a practise in fishing regions where vulnerable women are forced to sell sex for fish.  As well as a health campaign, the women will be supported in literacy and alternative income generation.

And this is just a sample!

A full report will be circulated via the Diocesan Representatives in due course.

Gillian Purser

Bishops’ Appeal CFO Diocesan Representative