Imagine only eating every other day


Today we share pictures of local people receiving maize seed from the CRESS team. The money that made this possible was provided by the Salisbury Sudans Link and sent via CRESS to Liwolo where the harvests failed due to the recent droughts and the people have no seed to sow...

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Another busy week of treatment for Fred


We continue to support Fred in his treatment and last week he had four different medical appointments. On Monday he received three different vaccinations at Downton pharmacy which unfortunately made him feel ill for 2 days. Then on Wednesday Disie Rushforth took him for his MRI scan at New Hall...

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Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee

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Fred Taban recently attended the Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee meeting at the home of Ian Pinder. The Sudan Link Every Diocese in the Church of England has a link with another Diocese in the Anglican Communion. The Diocese of Salisbury is unusual in having a link with the Episcopal...

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The kindness of others

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Fred Taban has been working at Sarum College and receiving medical treatment. Kind members of Wellspring have paid for Fred to have vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B , Typhoid, Cholera and Yellow Fever. For most British people this would be done with some resignation and complaint but for Fred,...

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CRESS August Trip Roundup

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As the CRESS 2016 trip draws to a close I thought I’d share final thoughts and observations as a bit of a roundup. Observation #1 – CRESS is now feeling like an established organisation in Kajo Keji Having personally seen the developments over the past 3 years the change is...

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CRESS in South Sudan – a poem


Adrian Burholt asked Cilla to write her first impressions of South Sudan as a penultimate blog which she has done in the form of a poem. Land of the Cushites – ancient people Your heritage stretches from the dawn of time Warm and welcoming, yet poor and fearful You eke...

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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


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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