The Power of Change From the Trocaire Box

Mar 07, 2011, 02:59 ET from Trocaire

DUBLIN, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trocaire box is filled with hopes, dreams and pride. Every penny, pound and euro it has held over the last four decades has travelled the world transforming lives and giving the poor a voice.

Your change can be very powerful. The change from the Trocaire box has given people freedom from hunger, injustice, and has given them hope. In tiny communities worldwide, farmers' crops are flourishing, parents now earn a dignified living and children have a bright future ahead of them.

This Lent, Trocaire's Lenten campaign is about how poverty makes people vulnerable and invisible, forcing them to live in danger and in fear. On the front of this year's box, we meet Digna, a young girl from La Confianza in Northern Honduras. In her community, families are living in fear of their lives, risking everything for the right to own enough land to earn a decent living for the future. They need support to protect themselves, stand up for their rights and make a better life for the future.

You can help people who are living in fear

Trocaire's long-term development work, which is funded through its annual Lenten campaign, supports communities not only in Honduras, but across Latin America and throughout the developing world. This work enables families to build a life for themselves, feed their children and give them a better future.

This Lent your support and your loose change will help countless invisible communities who are living in fear and in danger just because they live in poverty.

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