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a village in kenya has turned out to greet a group of visitors from germany. i. was there. this is one of the visits that the catholic social services association called paying international calls encounters. with mostly body quote i hope we can make this world just that little bit better through our coping work here in kenya for instance we can support various projects on the water project on the project with goats. we're just hoping to make things
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a little bit better. party has a village in the southeast an indian state tamil nadu. comping has made a difference in the lives of these people in 190316 women established a mill co-operative here they formed a coping family all the projects worldwide follow the same pattern. i would support them more than the coping family made it possible for me to buy a car that improve my situation on the marble floor that my family was in a difficult financial position. being changed our lives you know where i was able to pay for my brother's education and make a contribution to my sister's wedding ceremony with that.
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made october the city of baggage grant park in western germany. coping international has invited its national directors to a plan or a meeting. among the guests national director of coal india antony ranch and his kenyan counterpart patrick kyoko. the meeting is taking place on a cold thing anniversary 50 years of coal thing international but the atmosphere is low key as always the focus is on personal exchanges. some. baggage gladbach is just a few kilometers outside cologne this is where cold international is headquartered
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the organization was founded in 1969. the 1st project was a campaign to provide vocational training for young brazilians this catholic social services association now has some 400000 members in 60 countries. the regional departments coordinate the international operation from cologne they do this in the spirit of adolpho called ping whose personal. mentor social justice inspired the coldly movement. being said the needs of the time will teach you what to do. in the mid 19th century the catholic priest and of cold being set up societies to empower pull workers from those humble beginnings the catholic social services organization eventually grew into a worldwide network empowering the poor. in other continents not in europe but in latin america in asia and africa the coping
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families are what the journeyman's unions used to be in europe people empowering themselves. through the partnership was our fundamental principle that we used to promote a kind of sponsorship we provided development aid but this concept has passed that shelf life and been replaced by development cooperation which only works as a partnership so after years that we don't decide here in cologne what would be good somewhere else in the world we're on this journey together. often vic directly opposite coping international's administration building is the franciscan church of the immaculate conception severely damaged in bombing raids during the 2nd world war the church has since been restored. it contains the tomb of being who died in 1965.
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you. for the delegates attending the plenary session this church is a place of pilgrimage they often attend mass here together. you. adults call ping's conviction that a commitment to social justice is fundamental to christian belief continues to inspire them that's also true for anthony raj of india. chennai is a city of 1000000 residents in southeast india this is where called being has its national headquarters.
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the working day always begins with a prayer. if. there are more than 2700 coping families in india it's the largest section after germany father anthony raj has been director of coping india for the past 10 years. the war. version. of it is still carrying. the world.
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vision. a separate property with dozens of little houses on it is one of coping is most unusual projects since 2016 this settlement has been providing shelter for people who have an especially hard life in india and suffer from discrimination. transgender people known here as he dress surprisingly perhaps hardly any of the residents are coping members or even christians. the community provides support. looked down on by indian society in general and often rejected by their families some of them form alternative families of their own. many have learned a trade or even have a university degree but it's almost impossible for them to find
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a regular job most resort to begging or become sex workers the community here and having adequate housing helps them to get a fresh start. the next step will be to secure an income. we are also people in created by god we haven't done anything wrong we're like other people but nobody understands us. everyone thinks that if they have anything to do with us we'll try to make them transgender. society discriminates against us . before gulping got involved he draws lived here in hearts that were often burned down or vandalised. the theological debate in the catholic church about sexual ethics and gender identity seems irrelevant here.
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gulping india takes a pragmatic approach. discriminating the people it's the against christ here we go into the controversy off practice of lesbian is some what a human being i being a human that we need to support the muscle for brothers and sisters that we made to support them for that they come up and then life. they invent some just not that make you merely just controversy already on the other. the kenyan capital nairobi the local call being association is taking german visitors on a tour of my target a slum where more than half a 1000000 people live in appalling conditions usually without elect. tricity all fresh water there's no sanitation and no garbage collection the crime rate is very
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high. level. that. is going to tell them i thought i think it's very important to have seen something like this then you know what you're working for back in germany at all of course it's great to work on projects but when you actually see what's behind the work it's so much easier to understand the bigger picture. at the center of the slum is a project started by some benedict sculpting family named after their parish in germany with the training programs in these weaving and carpentry workshops the coping family has been providing local young people with vocational training and helping them earn a living. but the mood here is
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currently tense the original partnership ended and a new one hasn't been found yet. their movement. in family partnership and that we're probably every family in. germany is a partnership so that we can work together. on. the outlook is brighter in our tire a province 150 kilometers from nairobi. the council and. families have strong ties with their german partners. hideouts and his wife patron head the german partner group and had been working with colton kenya for more than 20 years they admit that it wasn't always easy but the partnership has withstood failures and disappointments.
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and some of my trips to kenya i did end up feeling a bit sad that things weren't working out as intended. but this time i had the impression that everything was going very well as it makes me very happy that after more than 25 years this partnership is so strong that we're welcoming the coping family. they take pride in showing us their project. but some of the projects are ones that we sponsored. and i can tell the people i've brought here look that's where your money is going. one of the successful programs is the go to project the german visitors can see the results of their sponsorship. you have spent this go. yeah. i mean i know
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from a family receives a go to produce milk to produce meat and to produce manure. and they have to give the 1st or 2nd go that's born to the next family they can keep the others. you can see for yourself they've got 3 now. he man bogo reaching 80 kilometers northeast of nairobi here to go to projects i've met with so. sas. however the biggest problem is drought most of the 1300 coal being members in kenya are farmers access to water so that they can cultivate their crops is vital to their survival one idea has proved very successful vertical backs these plant banks help make the most of the water that is their most valuable resource.
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projects with such a positive impact to help make coal being attractive to many people. of interest by many people during the course. but of course they have to go by their membership . to be. a citizen of this country and. so many people will not satisfy this and therefore we still have a smaller group but we are working for the community. more than 80 percent of kenya's population is christian a quarter of these are catholics.
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in the villages the orange clothing worn by the cult being members is a common sight thanks to their social commitment and the success of their projects members are highly respected. the national headquarters of culp in kenya in nairobi. patrick yoker has been a national director since 2013 he took up his post at a difficult time there was friction between members with various tribal affiliations. we are beyond. that. with. and without bringing the politics and the lineage in the cotton under for now we are saying we have grown beyond the tribal
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lines and you find out even copying what cannot. stop. faith has been working as a project manager at the national headquarters for the past 3 years. she introduced the vertical bank project here as an agricultural scientist she understands the problems that farmers face. bring kenya's management team visits the various groups regularly face a movie also instructs the members on how to use the vertical sacks. a man challenge right now is their climate change because for the previous years on that rain has not been well so most of the groups they've banned or agriculture and have ridden or rain there's a lot of drought and for them food is that are becoming
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a challenge. it's exhausting work and michael drawing water is a routine chore. the well is 12 metres deep when i'm lucky i can get between 8 and 1020 later canisters but now in the dry season i can only draw 4 canisters a day sometimes even less. then the water has to be carried. the drought is severe in this region it hasn't rained for months often people have to walk kilometers to fetch water.
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for them or tuna family and josephine patrick who are members of the key to lolo coping family the vertical banks ease their food shortage somewhat. but instead of 3 meals a day the people here have to make do with just one. and the 10000 liter water tanks donated by their german partners are no use at the moment because there's been no rain. problem. when we get the money we buy. and then we find the money later on. but many families have been able to help themselves with a savings scheme table banking it's called they form small groups with micro credit
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financing. we have. a long time alone does not exist. and they. take a week. to be paid back after week. fulda a city in central germany is famous for its barrack architecture. the local coping organization is holding an event in the center of town. that virtually all the german diocesan sections are partnered with a country in the global south. gauge mint in those regions is very strong of course it's strongest in catholic areas because we have more members there i mean this is . a crucial pillar of coal being internationals work is the willingness of germans
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to donate. in infancy here in the more than 40 years we've been running the brazil campaign now called the one world campaign we've collected more than 2000 tons of secondhand clothing and more than 5000000 euros in cash which we used to sponsor projects. back to india to the coping families and their milk co-operative in money on party village they were able to start the project in 2010 after receiving a donation of 7 cattle. one cow produces about 80 liters of milk each day that provides families with an additional income of about $200.00 rupees or 2 euros 50 a day. the women take the milk to a collection point some 270 liters are brought here each day.
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the greater the fat content the higher the milk price. twice a day a tanker collects the milk and takes it to a dairy. and there then by the by the more go our milk was news took off in 2013 and became profitable why don't you go in there and it was even better the next year we're not the only ones who have been profiting so have all the coping members and our village community is well. borne of in that out of the last. 2 kilometers from headquarters in chennai india has set up a model farm at the center the father of the movement. for.
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the project aims to show local people that organic farming can be profitable as well as environmentally friendly for instance how organic compounds can replace chemical fertilizers. the training center is in the middle of the farm gulping is currently offering sewing courses to local women here. many of the women want to learn saing for some it's an outlet for their creativity for others it's their only source of income. in the. i was married off when i was 16 i now have 2 children my husband is an alcoholic we have jobs in a quarry but because my husband drinks we don't have enough money to get by. on one
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but i'm learning to sew so i can feed my children and i that's my only hope and i'm the lever for. this building in chennai is the scene of a remarkable success story it's where angel rezai oh runs her own sewing workshop. she receives a cold pin loan to buy a sewing machine in 2008 now she employs 7 workers specializes in making uniforms. in a class. that i used to be a housewife and never left home and if. you're going to becoming a member of coping allowed me to set up this business that's not going to get that much before that i was completely dependent on my husband financially if i felt that i was a burden on him i want a little bit of a help i mean you know i make a contribution to the family income i mean what i. what i'm worth it and i can what is supporting my husband and running this business gives me courage and
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self-confidence finally bit i've been able to back that. husband also works in her business by her side which is still unusual here in india. i've shared my experience through my wife she thought shared with a lot of work with. me on what to do with. what is going on. being part of a coping family often helps women gain new confidence. there was a lot of this appears a lot of pluses but this goes on after some years to see that. when they begin to see. i mean. they are approaching the family and bringing them very educational educating the children all those things then the woman got the support of the man be informed us
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a group also called family taking part in that are. they are very. long process also for the. life is also changed for the families of these called paying women they have full time work making roofing elements from the leaves of coco palms they work 8 hours a day 6 days a week. you know. our work with the cooking project gives us a good income and enables us to provide our children with an education. comping has shown us that we can improve our own lives. when we had to begin with when we got to. improving people's lives i don't call pins original vision of helping people help themselves is bearing fruit.
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is quite as simple as it seems. to understand the world better we need to take a closer look at. the experience not.
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