I would like to take this opportunity to thank your readers for the fantastic support they gave to Trócaire's annual Lenten campaign this year. Without the support of communities throughout Co Mayo Trócaire simply wouldn’t be able to continue our work with the world’s poorest people.
This year's campaign focused on hunger and the fact that for the first time in history a billion people in the world don’t have enough food. Thanks to your support Trócaire’s work is making a real difference. A perfect example of this is Josienne Umumarashavu from Rwanda. Josienne featured on the Trócaire box in 2004 when she was 13 and her mother was finding it difficult to grow enough food to feed her family. Now, with Trócaire’s help, Josienne’s mother is able to support the family and Josienne is looking forward to going to university.
Even though we are going through tough economic times here at home, Irish people have once again shown their generosity toward the world’s poor, who need it most.