The Lenten Campaign - Fastenopfer

The Lenten Campaign - Fastenopfer

The Lenten Campaign - Fastenopfer


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Support a project in the Democratic Republic of Congo<br />

Creating village associations<br />

in rural areas<br />

In the province of Bas-Congo, the villagers<br />

of Tsumba Tkituti have joined together to<br />

form the association “Uplabo” meaning<br />

“Union of Planters”. This is one of the<br />

118 organisations set up by the Centre for<br />

the Promotion and Education of Base<br />

Communities (CEPECO), which has been a<br />

partner for over ten years with the Swiss<br />

Catholic <strong>Lenten</strong> Fund in the Democratic<br />

Republic of Congo. <strong>The</strong> CEPECO supports<br />

each association in its battle for food security<br />

and the strengthening of subsistence<br />

agriculture.<br />

With the support of the CEPECO, these<br />

associations also create savings banks. In<br />

addition, the CEPECO assists the communities<br />

in the defence of their rights in<br />

terms of the environment, access to natural<br />

resources and local government.<br />

<strong>Lenten</strong> Fund Project no. 130219<br />

CCP 10-15955-7<br />

Pain pour le prochain<br />

Av. du Grammont 9<br />

1007 Lausanne<br />

Tél. 021 614 77 17<br />

ppp@bfa-ppp.ch<br />

www.ppp.ch<br />

Brot für Alle<br />

Monbijoustrasse 29, Postfach 5621,<br />

3001 Bern<br />

Tel. 031 380 65 65,<br />

bfa@bfa-ppp.ch<br />

www.brotfueralle.ch<br />

A Centre for Street Children<br />

More than 80,000 children live on the<br />

streets in the Democratic Republic of<br />

Congo. Since the collapse of the Kolwezi<br />

copper mine, the economic and social<br />

crisis has inexorably spread. Many children<br />

are neglected, have run away from home<br />

or are driven out by their parents. Roaming<br />

gangs of street children feed on rubbish<br />

and stolen food and have to find a new<br />

place to sleep each night. To meet the most<br />

urgent needs, numerous organizations<br />

provide free meals for the children. This<br />

is the case of “Kipedano”, women of the<br />

Evangelical Church of North Katanga,<br />

who receive support from Connexio – a<br />

partner of Bread for All. Three times a<br />

week, they cook for about 300 children<br />

and teenagers. <strong>The</strong>y also provide a safe<br />

place, a haven from the harsh reality of<br />

life on the street, where the young can<br />

play and learn as children once again.<br />

Bread for All Project no. 197.5101<br />

CCP 10-26487-1<br />

Action de Carême<br />

Av. du Grammont 7<br />

1007 Lausanne<br />

Tél. 021 617 88 81<br />

actiondecareme@fastenopfer.ch<br />

www.actiondecareme.ch<br />

<strong>The</strong> Swiss Catholic <strong>Lenten</strong><br />

Fund (<strong>Fastenopfer</strong>-Action de<br />

Carême-Sacrificio Quaresimale)<br />

<strong>The</strong> Swiss Catholic <strong>Lenten</strong> Fund is a<br />

Catholic charity in Switzerland. It provides<br />

financial support for over 350<br />

projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia<br />

and Switzerland. Other objectives of the<br />

Swiss Catholic <strong>Lenten</strong> Fund are to raise<br />

the Swiss population’s awareness of the<br />

problems of maldevelopment and to intervene<br />

in the public debate on various<br />

development-related questions.<br />

Bread for All<br />

(Brot Für Alle – Pain pour<br />

le prochain – Pane per Tutti)<br />

Bread for All is the development service<br />

of the Protestant Churches in Switzerland.<br />

It supports some 350 development<br />

programmes and projects in 60 countries.<br />

Through its information and awareness<br />

campaigns in Switzerland on North-South<br />

questions and its development policy activities,<br />

Bread for All is committed to fairer<br />

international socio-economic structures.<br />

<strong>Fastenopfer</strong><br />

Alpenquai 4<br />

6002 Luzern<br />

11512<br />

Tel. 041 227 59 59<br />

N°<br />

mail@fastenopfer.ch<br />

www.fastenopfer.ch Article

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