Edelmira and her husband were like many farmers in El Salvador. They were told that the special seeds that had been imported to the country would give them a much bigger maize harvest.
The imported seeds grew into a field of maize for Martir, but when the heavy rains came, the crop rotted in the field.
Thanks to donations like yours, Edelmira and Martir were given native seeds that were grown by their ancestors. The seeds have been developed locally over generations and are adapted to local conditions.
Edelmira says: “If it wasn’t for your support, we wouldn’t have the same enthusiasm to see what we can achieve ourselves. You can be worried about things, unless you take a step to do something about it, nothing will happen.”
This amazing success story is down to you!
Will you help to write more happy endings this Harvest with CAFOD?
CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.
CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.