Weighed in at Kajjansi Airport

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It’s 7.30 am and here we are at Kajanssi airport, all luggage and people checked in and weighed (yes, they even weigh us). The sun has just risen over Lake Victoria and the kasava, sweet potatoes and greens are already being picked and transported on the back of bicycles. On...

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Planning for the next three days

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With safe arrival of the second contingent, the 2016 team is now complete with the Robertson’s arriving after a long overnight flight in time for breakfast this morning. No time to relax with a full and good day of planning, discussing the programme and how they are going to fit...

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Saving a Life

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On Tuesday this week I received an email from Joseph Aba asking for urgent help for one of the fathers that CRESS supports, a certain Elly Mawa.  Elly has 2 children educated by CRESS and is the archdeacon of the parish of Bori and leads a large church as well...

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Charity Gala Evening

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The Trustees of CRESS are delighted to announce details of their Charity Gala Evening.  Please join us for a Champagne reception, three course supper and music to help raise much needed funds. Charity Gala Evening On Wednesday 28th September 2016 at Salisbury Cathedral Refectory you are invited to an evening of...

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A quick finance report

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Last week I took Fred Taban into Salisbury so Fred could organise a debit card for his Lloyds bank account. This means if he is travelling on his own and something happens he can access money and giving him real independence while he is in the UK. I then went...

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The changing priorities of CRESS

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At times the CRESS UK team have to make difficult decisions about funding.  As I am sure you can all imagine there is never really enough to go around and priorities do change. Changing priorities South Sudan has for over 50 years been at Civil War, political and power squabbles...

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An extraordinary “co-incidental” meeting

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Yesterday I went with Fred Tabban to the NewWine Week at Shepton Mallet and had the most extraordinary “co–incidental“ meeting. A chance meeting We arrived as the worship in the main arena was about to start and because walking is difficult for Fred I suggested we went into the arena...

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Latest news from the Liwolo Clinic

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The clinic in Liwolo is now 8 months old and sees on average 55 patients each day, many walking for several days to visit the clinic. The main illnesses presented and treated are Malaria, Typhoid, and pneumonia. Primary Clinic Aims Reduction of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rate. Provision...

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Agriculture Programme Update

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CRESS has started three farming and discipleship groups in three areas of Kajo Keji County. These agriculture groups are going well but variable rains have made things difficult at times. They are growing the staple crops of South Sudan maize, beans, cassava and ground nuts and now kale, cabbage, red peppers, tomatoes and onions. New...

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Malaria kills a child every two minutes

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Every 2 minutes a child dies of malaria That is a pretty scary statistic isn’t it?  Malaria is carried by the Mosquito and netting is a proven and trusted solution with bed nets reducing the incidence of malaria by 90 percent. ** Every year, malaria causes 214 million illnesses and is responsible...

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