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Fred visits Send A Cow offices
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Fred visits Send A Cow offices

Last week Fiona French arranged for Fred to spend a day at the Send a Cow Offices in Newton Street Loe in Bath. He had a wonderful day spending time with two of their most senior people who explained how their agriculture programmes work. Who are Send A Cow Send a Cow was set up...

CRESS August Trip Roundup
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CRESS August Trip Roundup

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 immense. We now have a...

CRESS in South Sudan – a poem
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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 out a living From a...

CRESS UK team are back in Uganda
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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 short time!  We have been...

Leaving Kajo Keji is heart wrenching
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Leaving Kajo Keji is heart wrenching

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), and before, the people have...

A rewarding day had by all
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A rewarding day had by all

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. They have produced tomatoes, peppers,...

Saving a Life
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Saving a Life

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 as his community. Elly was...

Charity Gala Evening
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Charity Gala Evening

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 Chamber music and dining featuring...

The changing priorities of CRESS
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The changing priorities of CRESS

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 plague the country and the...

Solar powered fridge finally installed
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Solar powered fridge finally installed

You may have been following the story on Facebook of the solar powered fridge that was purchased for the Liwolo Clinic. We felt it only fitting to share the story in full, to give you a flavour of the difficulties faced by the people of South Sudan on a daily basis.  We hope you enjoy...