Trócaire – Lenten Campaign 2024

Published on February 7, 2024

Climate Crisis -Water Justice

This year’s Lenten Campaign for Trócaire will focus on Malita and her village from Mandiwasa in Malawi. The effects of the climate crisis is felt the greatest in the global south, even though these countries have done the least to cause this situation. Salome Mumba, who grew up in Malawi, has seen the effects on communities. She now works with Trócaire in the Malawi Office and has been engaged with their programme of education, community empowerment and working to an end of gender based violence.

Salome will give two presentation in Dublin on

  • Thursday 22nd February in the UCD Chaplaincy Centre (St. Stephens) at 7:00 pm – 8:000 pm
  • Friday 23rd  in the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra West  at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Both events are open to Parishes.

For more information please contact jane.mellett@trocaire.org or pauljoseph.thornton@dublindiocese.ie

 

2024 Lenten Appeal

Too little or too much water is a daily struggle for Malita. You can help Malita and her family build a more secure future in the face of devastating climate change.

In a single year, Malita and her family can face the extremes of too much and too little water, seeing both flash flooding and withering dry spells, destroying her crops and the family’s food supplies. Every day, Malita, her daughters Patricia and Margaret or son Patrick walk for hours to fetch water from the nearest well. Sometimes this can take the children over an hour and means they miss school.  Despite the poverty and unpredictability they face, Malita’s family are resilient and resourceful, determined to adapt to the changing climate, and Malita’s priority is to ensure her children don’t go hungry.  Your support can change the lives of families like Malita’s, in Malawi and all over the world. With your help, we can work with families when there is too much water, strengthening flood defences and emergency responses and when there is too little, we can help adapt irrigation systems and provide better access to safe water. With your help, and along with the communities of Malawi, we can bring real change to real lives.