Lent Appeal: Thank you for your generosity

Thank you to everyone who gave to our Lent Appeal. Your generosity means that we are able to respond quickly when an emergency strikes, but also to stay and help rebuild homes, communities, livelihoods and lives. And as we received matched funding from the UK Government, your donations were doubled, so they can go twice as far!

After Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, we were there, thanks to your donations. Watch our video and see how you helped Kyin Nu, who lost nearly everything in the storm.

Life after the storm

Rebuilding your life after a devastating storm can seem an impossible task. But it was what Kyin Nu and her husband had to do after a cyclone ripped through their community. They lost their business, the food they had worked so hard to produce and worst of all, two of their daughters were killed.

Cyclone Nargis was the strongest cyclone ever to hit Myanmar (formerly named Burma). Over 150,000 people died, and 2.4 million were affected. Half of Kyin Nu's village were killed. As with many storms, the poorest people suffered the most.

It has been a long, hard struggle for Kyin Nu, but your donations to CAFOD have made a real difference to the community. By planting trees, providing animals and paying people to rebuild roads and protective embankments, we have helped Kyin Nu and the rest of her community get back on their feet.

Matching your donations with UK aid

Donations to our Lent Appeal by individuals, between Ash Wednesday, 18 February, and Sunday 17 May 2015, were matched by the UK government. If you set up a direct debit in this time, your first three months will be matched.

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