Lent Appeal: Your donation doubled
We’ve got some great news! Donate to our Lent appeal today, and the UK government will match what you give, £1 for £1*. And if you set up a direct debit, your first three months will be matched!
This means your generosity will do double the good work around the world. A £25 donation, doubled to £50 could pay for cyclone safety lessons for a class of six-year-olds, so they know how to keep safe when disasters hit.
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.
*Lent matched funding offer only valid for donations to the CAFOD Lent Appeal up to a total of £5 million, and for donations received between 18 February and 17 May 2015.