CAFOD: Why and how are CAFOD are trying to end world poverty

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CAFOD: Why and how are CAFOD are trying to end world poverty
1 What is CAFOD?
1.1 Major Catholic agency working for world development and supported by the Catholics of England and Wales
1.2 Catholic Funding for Overseas Development
1.3 It was established by the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales in 1962
2 How are CAFOD trying to end world poverty?
2.1 Development Programmes
2.1.1 CAFOD promotes long-term development so that LEDCs can become self-supporting and have the opportunities to become MEDCs.
2.1.2 Some examples of CAFOD's development aid are: The area around Hola in southern eastern Kenya is arid and poor. It has 12,000 people. They have no access to state health care. Since 1985 CAFOD has been helping the Hola Catholic Mission health programme. During this time, 3 clinics have opened and 40 health workers have been trained to provide basic medical care and advice on hygiene, nutrition and child health.
2.2 Disasters and Emergancies
2.2.1 CAFOD has a disaster fund to deal with natural disasters and refugees, which often have have to take priority over long-term aid.
2.2.2 CAFOD's emergency aid includes: Sending food Antibotics Shelters
2.3 Raising awarness
2.3.1 About 5% of CAFOD's budget is spent on educating the people and churches of England and Wales about the need for development and the ways in which Catholics can help.
2.3.2 It publishes a newspaper called 'Friday' and many educational materials.
2.3.3 These give information not only about what CAFOD is doing, but also about world development.
2.4 Speaking out on behalf of those effected
2.4.1 CAFOD was heavily involved in the Make Poverty History campaign of 2005, the biggest ever global mobilisation to end poverty. It is now involved in the Trade Justice Campaign to change the rules and practises of international trade to help developing countries work themselves out of poverty.
2.4.2 CAFOD is also campaigning to cancel the debt owned by some of the world's poorest countries. Many developing countries spend twice as much on debt repayment to rich creditors than they do on healthcare and education.
2.4.3 CAFOD also promotes Fairtrade products to bring better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
3 Why is CAFOD trying to end world poverty?
3.1 According to the New Testament, riches must be used for the help of others, especially the poor.
3.2 In the bible Jesus tells the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats. He says 'When I was hungry, you fed me. When I was thirsty, you gave me drink.' The good people asked Jesus if you they had ever done this, and he replied 'If you have done it for the least of my brothers, you did it for me'
3.2.1 Catholics want to help Jesus, so they help the poor and suffering.
3.2.2 Also teaches, the way to heaven is helping those less fortunate than yourself.
3.3 In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5 - 7), Jesus taught Christians should share their time and possessions to help those in need.
3.4 The Golden Rule for Christians is to treat others the way you want to be treated.
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