This Easter, 2016, we sent a
cheque for €500 on behalf of all the children in St. Evin's School to
Trócaire. A big "thank you" to all the boys and girls who put their
money in the Mission boxes. You are very generous and your money will
greatly help poor children in Kenya and Malawi by providing food, water, education, farm animals
and sturdy homes.
Trócaire is the official overseas development
agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. It was set up in 1973 by the
Bishops of Ireland to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the
suffering of the world’s poorest people. www.trocaire.org
name is Amos. I was born on 6th of October 2004. My favourite game is football.
My favourite player is Diego Costa. I make my own football.
is 11 and lives in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya.
previous years, Amos and his family were able to support themselves from
what they grew on their small farm. Now
they are struggling due to drought and heavy rain fall, which erases their
hard work and main food source in an instant. Amos'
father was forced to leave their home in search of other work to try to
feed his family and keep his son in school.
Trocaire's support Amos' community would be able to install a system to
water their land. This
would mean that Amos' family, and others families in their community,
would have enough water to grow crops to eat and have enough left to sell
to earn an income. Amos's father may be
able to stay at home instead of being forced to leave in search of work.
Families could be reunited. Trocaire
works in partnership with local groups to find practical, innovative ways
for communities like Amos' to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive.
you donate to Trócaire you're not just giving, you're directly helping
struggling communities in their fight for justice.
It’s 5am on the Kamboni river,
rural Malawi. The first thing on everyone’s mind is water. Nine-year-old
Enestina and her mother Eliyeta Muyeye hunker barefoot on the muddy riverbed,
scooping water into their buckets.This water will keep the family alive, but
will also make them sick. They will get boils on their skin from washing in the
The water is dirty, but they have no choice - it's all they have to drink. This
water will keep the family alive, but will also make them sick. They will get
boils on their skin from washing in the river water.
The water is dirty, but they have no choice - it's all they have to drink.
Enestina carries 15 litres of water on her head. It is a long half kilometre
journey back to her home. Like all the girls in her village, Enestina started
carrying water when she was only six years old. "I don’t like carrying
water. It’s far and it’s heavy to carry. I have neck pains.”
Enestina must do this backbreaking trip twice each day, once in the morning
before school and once when she returns home. By the time she arrives at school,
Enestina is already too tired to study.
“The time I spend getting water would be better used to study. I'd like to be
a teacher when I’m older.” says Enestina.
Thanks to Irish supporters like you,
life in this village is about to change. Enestina and her mother will no longer
have to queue at the river to collect dirty water. Trócaire is installing a
water pump, to bring clean water to families for the first time.
Water can change Enestina's future.
Water means better health, more nutritious food and more time in school. Water
means freedom. Water means opportunity. This Lent, we helped children like
Enestina get clean water.
In 2015 we also donated €500 on behalf of all the children in St. Evin's School to