CPL Aromas announced a substantial increase in their annual donation to the charity CAFOD, confirming a contribution of £425,000 for the year 2019, almost double that of 2018.
CPL Aromas has been associated with CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, since 2000 and has made charitable donations each year to support the valuable work that CAFOD carries out across the world. Each year the company’s funding is committed to specific projects in regions of the world where many people live in poverty.
Commenting on this year’s donation, Chris Pickthall, Group CEO of CPL Aromas (pictured) said:
“CPL Aromas is so pleased to once again confirm a substantial donation to CAFOD which champions the rights of people living in poverty throughout the world. We are humbled by the extraordinary work carried out by this inspirational organisation and know that our contribution will make a real difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.”
Throughout 2018, support from CPL Aromas has helped CAFOD to establish community development programmes for indigenous people in Cambodia, in partnership with Development Partnership in Action.
CPL’s funding has enabled local organisations to improve the lives of over 5,260 indigenous people living in 18 villages across Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri Provinces.
CPL funding helped to establish a health clinic in the extremely poor and remote district of Ngoula in Niger. Over the past year, CPL’s funding has helped further improve access to health and nutritional services and has supported immunisation programmes for children under five as well as pregnant and breast-feeding mothers in partnership with CAFOD partner, CADEV Niamey.
Another project that benefits from CPL Aromas’ support is a peace-building programme in Colombia, with CAFOD partner CINEP, providing institutional support and help to ensure that the peace agreement is implemented and can bring justice for all Colombians in the long term.
CAFOD has also been working throughout 2018 to maintain integrated food security in Kenya with partner Caritas Archdiocese Mombasa. CPL’s Group Marketing Executive, Fomina Louis, has been invited to Kenya on the 25th of March 2019 to learn more about the programmes CAFOD and its partners are establishing and to see their work first hand.
CPL Aromas’ increased funding for 2019 should facilitate additional aid to these important programmes and others.
CAFOD works in more than 60 countries tackling poverty and injustice and is part of the global Caritas family who provide assistance to the poor, vulnerable and the excluded, whatever their faith or culture.
Community members in Mombasa District, Kenya, plant nursery beds to improve their food security.Main Image (Top): Israeli Arab and Jewish women weaving for peace at the annual Bread and Roses art sale, showcasing their skills and raising awareness