Explore this year's Project Compassion theme of 'Food for Life' through Eric and Ma's inspiring story of change. Eric and Ma credit the Caritas supported Married Couples Course at the Tutu Rural Training Centre for changing the direction of their lives and giving them the personal and agricultural skills they needed to raise a healthy, happy family and grow food for life.
Learn more at www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion
Food is essential for all life, yet many of the world’s poorest people do not have food security. That means they live from day-to-day, uncertain of how to afford or how to access their next meal. Without food, the rest of life is impossible to contemplate: how can you plan for the future or educate your children when you fear you will be hungry?
As Pope Francis says: “It is a well-known fact that current levels of production are sufficient, yet millions of people are still suffering and dying of starvation. This is truly scandalous.”
Project Compassion 2015 explores how Caritas Australia is helping the world’s poorest people establish sustainable food, walking with them as they free themselves from the burden of food insecurity and develop new, improved income streams for a better future.
Stories from Fiji, Niger, Indonesia, Peru, Nepal and Australia show how our supporters help people to grow and access food for life.
With the support of Australian aid, Caritas Australia has been working with vulnerable communities in Malawi and Tanzania to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. By recognising their visions, skills and resources, communities have been able to help improve their own lives through sustainable development practices.
These videos show how a community in Malawi has used their own strengths to build essential items, which help improve hygiene, sanitation, food security, nutrition and their everyday lives.
Videos made in collaboration between Caritas Australia and CADECOM (Caritas Malawi), assisted by John Reed from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Australia, with support from Australian aid through the AACES program (Africa Australia Community Engagement Scheme).
Find out more at www.caritas.org.au/africanvisions