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Harvest Fast Day

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Harvest Fast Day

  1. 1. Jeanne is from Rwanda. In 1994, aged just three, she saw her mother and father murdered in the genocide which left nearly a million dead in 100 days. Though she was just an infant, her memories of that time are horrifically vivid. Jeanne has seen things that no child should ever have to see. And those memories are with her still. You can make a lasting difference this Harvest Fast Day
  2. 2. Jeanne and her brothers fled, reaching the safety of the neighbouring country of Burundi and the sanctuary of a church. Jeanne was just seven years old at the time. Not surprisingly, she dropped out of school. Like many other genocide survivors, her life seemed destined to be tainted forever by what she had experienced. You can make a lasting difference this Harvest Fast Day
  3. 3. <ul><li>But thanks to CAFOD supporters, our partners in Rwanda were able to bring Jeanne together with other orphans of the genocide. These children and teenagers formed counselling groups and established co-operatives so that they can grow crops and sell them and earn a living. </li></ul>You can make a lasting difference this Harvest Fast Day
  4. 4. Together, the children have supported each other and given each other the strength to carry on. They’ve brought hope to one another, and to Jeanne, who eventually returned to school. Jeanne says: “I like being among people and learning again. It’s like starting a new life. I hope this life will have a happier ending.” You can make a lasting difference this Harvest Fast Day
  5. 5. You can make a lasting difference this Harvest Fast Day <ul><li>We were there for Jeanne in the aftermath of the genocide. We’re there now to support her through school. </li></ul><ul><li>But we want to be there until she passes her exams. We want to support her as she starts to make a living and begins a family of her own. </li></ul><ul><li>As well as your Harvest Fast Day donation, which helps make such a difference, we hope you will consider making a regular, monthly gift to CAFOD. Cafod.org.uk/directdebit </li></ul>You can make a lasting difference this Harvest Fast Day
  6. 6. You can make a lasting difference this Harvest Fast Day Give a regular gift to CAFOD

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