Catching up with Fred Taban’s family

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Today we met Fred Taban’s wife and son in Kampala. It took us about an hour and a half to get there but Peris Peter had traveled by bus from Arua in northern Uganda (about 17 hours) to see us, and is combining this with staying with his eldest son, Sunday, and...

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CRESS UK team are back in Uganda

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We have spent a large part of today discussing the various aspects of our visit to Kajo Keji and summarising them for Caroline and the Trustees. It has been a useful exercise for us too – and we have been impressed at what a lot can be achieved in a...

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Leaving Kajo Keji is heart wrenching

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We went through another heart wrenching few hours as we left Kajo Keji early in the morning.  It feels as if we leave something of ourselves behind with the wonderful generous and joyful people in that beautiful place. Over the short history of South Sudan (the newest country in the world),...

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A rewarding day had by all

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Today has been exhausting but very rewarding. This morning we visited two out of the three agricultural projects and the ladies were so thrilled to show us what they have achieved, and rightly so. They started planting 4 months ago and are reaping the harvest of their hard work already....

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TIA … this is Africa

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We are waiting on the latest blog which although the team has sent has not been received back here in the UK.  Thanks to messaging apps we are able to provide you with this quick update. We had a fabulous day- exhausting but worthwhile. Saw amazing results from agriculture project...

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The difference since 2010

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I was again really thrilled to read the entry from Cilla and Ellen both first timers to visit the Liwolo Clinic. They were clearly impressed with what has been happening over the last year since the clinic opened. This just reminds me of the very first time I saw the...

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Liwolo Clinic continues to make a difference

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Today we visited the Liwolo Clinic which is situated around 1 hour and a half (25 miles!) from the Bishop’s house. It has been running since last September when the team were there for the grand opening. We were really encouraged (Maggie especially as she had seen it in its...

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Achievements to be proud of

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Last night I was delighted to read about the women’s agriculture groups meeting the CRESS  team as they arrived at the Bishop’s house! Having been to Kajo Keji  many times I know that this special greeting is a sign of how much the women appreciate what CRESS has done for them....

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Back in the Chalke Valley

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Back here in the Chalke Valley, it feels strange not to be with the CRESS team in Kajo Keji and I find I am continually pulling up the blog or Facebook to see if there has been a post. Lovely one last night about the success of the agriculture project!...

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A day of colour and contrasts.  Our MAF flight was stupendous – fantastic views of Uganda from the sky, the meandering Nile, small communities of tukels, dirt and made up roads, and we landed safely in what looked like a field with a straight line in it just outside Moyo....

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