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We provide a weekly ‘CAFOD fact’ as a short ‘Did You Know?’ to parishes across the Lancaster Diocese, which they print in their parish newsletters. If you would be interested in receiving this weekly email, let us know at CAFOD Lancaster and we’ll send it directly to you too – email: lancaster@cafod.org.uk

Victory for the Mauá but the struggle goes on

Families from the Maua occupation hold up messages of solidarity from CAFOD supporters

Families from the Maua occupation hold up messages of solidarity from CAFOD supporters

Did you know…237 families in Sao Paolo, Brazil, have won the right to secure permanent housing  after the municipal government signed over £3 million to purchase the Mauá building – their home for the last seven years?  The Mauá community faced the threat of eviction on the eve of the World Cup, unless the authorities converted the abandoned hotel into social housing.  News of the victory was greeted with jubilation.  Huge thanks to the thousands of CAFOD supporters in England and Wales who backed their campaign – the international pressure and solidarity worked.

Please show your support for the struggle for decent housing in São Paulo

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

 

 

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