St. Francis Family Helper

Gerald’s mom was left to raise four children when their dad deserted them. Her only source of income was a vegetable garden. Most of the food went to feed the family; any extra she sold to buy basic necessities.

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Thanks from the field

Throughout the year we receive heart-felt thank you letters and cards from the projects we support around the world. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we thought now was a great time to share some of them with you.

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Catholic Schools: a safe haven for neglected children

Poverty is more than just an economic issue. Take, for instance, 11-year-old Caroline and her two older sisters, Jovias and Scovia. The three Ugandan siblings lived alone in the crumbling ruins of a once-decent house built by their father, whose alcoholism has led to much grief for the whole family.

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Uganda’s Plug for Purity

When an Islamic primary school invites a Catholic teacher to speak to its students, you know there’s got to be an incredibly compelling reason. In Uganda, that reason is AIDS prevention.

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