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Korean Catholics pitch in to help Bolivian kids

Led by Caritas Korea, money was raised through a two month long campaign

November 28, 2016

Caritas Korea has led a charity campaign at the Catholic bishops' conference of Korea (CBCK) office to help children living in poverty in Bolivia.

The campaign titled, "CBCK workers fighting against hunger" was held from Sept. 19 to Nov. 18. They raised money by reducing wasted resources at CBCK, a move that also helped protect the environment by reducing electricity and paper wastage.

Some 100 workers took part in the drive. They tried different ways of conserving resources such as leaving no leftover food, turning off power-boards after working hours, and banning disposable cups.

On Nov. 18, the last day of the campaign, workers held a charity bazaar by donating their own items to sell. The money made from the sale was combined with the money saved by conserving resources and amounted to about 4 million won (US$3,400).

Caritas Korea sent the money to two student dormitories in Bolivia. With the money, the dormitories will feed some 110 children for one and half months.

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