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Olivia visits Moyo and meets Mothers Union

Today I was in Moyo a town some four hours from Arua – here there is one CRESS group and this is led by the Leader of the Mothers Union – Cecilia Yango the wife of Bishop Emmanuel Murye the bishop of the Diocese of Kajo Keji. Here they have...

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Introducing Mary Aciga

Mary Aciga was interviewed by Caroline Lamb, CRESS Founder and CEO during her trip in January (2018). Mary participated in the first agricultural programme run by CRESS back in 2016 and went on to become a leader sharing her knowledge with others. The agricultural programme started with three farming and...

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CRESS agriculture programme must restart

Before the events in South Sudan put a halt to the agriculture programme we had seen ‘glorious success’ in the agriculture pilot projects. Farming techniques were learnt that enabled the women to grow vegetables for their families but also to sell providing a small income. Sadly when war broke out,...

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Peer farming making a difference

One of our priorities in 2016 was to build the CRESS agricultural programme in South Sudan.  This began with the setting up of three farming and discipleship groups in three areas of Kajo Keji County.  The groups learnt how to grow staple crops and learn new farming methods, so providing...

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Agriculture Programme Update

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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Food consumption gaps widen in South Sudan

The country of South Sudan is in crisis – and also heading for more civil war as the 2 leaders vie for power!  The area CRESS operates in is still peaceful and has less famine than elsewhere but still the people are hungry – the rains came on Wednesday night...

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Agriculture pogramme goes from strengh to strength

Last week Joseph Aba, Golda Poni and Yango visited Kiri to talk with the community and church leaders about the CRESS agriculture program. It was very fruitful. the church and the community were more than willing not only to support the program but love the program; and shared health ideas to make...

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Peer Farmer Training

A team of eight CRESS Farmers  from Kajo Keji – set off on Sunday spending the night at the Catholic guest house in Moyo – then today (Monday) they are catching the early morning bus to Lira – where Golda Poni will join them.  They will stay for 10 days for Peer...

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Cost of food has risen beyond imagination!

Today it was Wellspring and we have Susan Downie leading worship and speaking on generosity – everyone enjoyed the morning We also collected for Fred’s family as the cost of food has risen beyond imagination and is in short supply.  Fred had written to me saying about his wife who...

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