CAFOD is a UK based international aid agency working to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries. It is funded by the Catholic community in England and Wales, the UK government and by donations. Find out more by playing our quiz.
When and how did CAFOD start?
1960 – emergency in Dominica
1965 – idea from the Bishops
1966 – to celebrate the World Cup
1967 – in response to Populorum Progressio
A group of Catholic lay women from the Catholic Women's League (CWL) and the Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) heard about children dying because of a lack of even the most basic healthcare in the Caribbean island of Dominica
What does CAFOD stand for?
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Catholic Aid for Overseas Development
Catholic Fund for Overseas Development
Catholics for Overseas Development
What is Caritas International?
A Catholic airline
A network for international rescue of Catholics
A network of 162 Catholic relief & development organisations
The Vatican football team
Agencies like CAFOD in England and Wales, SCIAF in Scotland and Trocaire in Ireland are part of Caritas
How many countries does CAFOD work in?
50 programmes in over 30 countries
100 programmes in over 15 countries
250 programmes in over 25 countries
500 programmes in over 40 countries
What is the name of CAFOD's ten-year strategy?
Just a Minute
Just Go With It
Just In Time
Just One World
How does CAFOD use its funding?
To promote long-term development and raise awareness
To respond to emergencies
To speak out on behalf of poor communities
All of the above
How much was CAFOD’s income in 2009-10?
People's generosity in response to the earthquake in Haiti resulted in over £5m from CAFOD supporters directly, and an extra £3m from the public via the Disasters Emergency Committee
CAFOD's 'Get down to business' campaign says 'Act big, think .......
It is all about supporting small businesses throughout the world like market stall holders, tea shop owners, fishermen, and coffee pickers
From whom does CAFOD raise its money?
Catholics in England and Wales
All of the above
About two thirds of CAFOD's total income comes from individuals and communities in England and Wales
How many CAFOD volunteers are there in England & Wales?
Fewer than 250
Between 250 and 2,000
Between 2,000 and 3,500
More than 3,500
Find more information at the CAFOD website. Many thanks to Kathleen O'Brien at CAFOD.