Author: Caroline Lamb (Caroline Lamb)

CRESS Open Garden
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CRESS Open Garden

The CRESS Open Garden is being held this year on the weekend of 11th – 12th September, each afternoon between 2.00-5.00pm at Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke. Visitors pay a voluntary contribution to enjoy afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Knighton Manor, including the opportunity to walk around the cutting flower gardens and the chance...

Agriculture groups
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Agriculture groups

Some lovely photos from the groups we thought we could share with you! Most agriculture groups have already transplanted their vegetables to the main beds although it has been very dry. Julius writes: A challenge we are experiencing is the inconsistency of rains in the area. Rains have not been sufficient enough. For the whole...

Discipleship in Northern Uganda
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Discipleship in Northern Uganda

We are so pleased to hear that the discipleship team, part of the Diocese of Liwolo and funded by CRESS have been busy last month in many locations delivering the Jesus Film and Bible study groups for their pastors. The discipleship lead Joel Abate said: The Jesus Film show was conducted in Pingo Centre. 289...

Pastors receive agriculture training
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Pastors receive agriculture training

After so many of us joined with the Chalke Valley Churches as they worshipped on Advent Sunday with the South Sudanese refugees in Impevi Refugee Settlement, CRESS wanted to find a way of helping the pastors of the DOL (Diocese of Liwolo) increase their food supply. Last year the World Food Programme which distributes food...

Poultry arrive!
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Poultry arrive!

You may remember back in January that the poultry house was completed. Well, we are so pleased to let you know the poultry have now arrived. 100 day-old chicks were delivered to the office and they have settled in well and are busy growing up already. It is hoped they will provide eggs to add...

Donation Enables Food Distribution to IDPs
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Donation Enables Food Distribution to IDPs

The Diocese of Liwolo (DOL) was given 60 bags of rice to transport to the IDPs (Internally displaced people) in Logo. A local family in the Chalke Valley donated the money they raised by selling plants and this enabled CRESS to fund the transportation of the rice so it could be delivered to those in...

Motorbike for Education Department
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Motorbike for Education Department

Jeska Poni, the Education Officer with the Diocese of Liwolo monitors all of the students sponsored by CRESS supporters. During the pandemic, all schools closed and it was difficult to keep in touch with all the students as they were sent back to their homes. As homeschooling began Jeska was needed more in the field...

Evaline Poni – creating a kitchen garden
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Evaline Poni – creating a kitchen garden

Evaline Poni is putting her studies into practice and can be seen above working with a team of students to create a kitchen garden. She says: We were establishing a kitchen garden for vegetables and plants like beans, soya beans, amaranth. It was one of the practical papers I did in the last exams. The...

Bosco Mabe studying hard!
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Bosco Mabe studying hard!

Bosco Mabe sponsored through our Education Sponsorship programme. He is studying hard for his Diploma in Clinical Medicines at Chemequip Medical School in Kampala and doing as much work experience as possible to gain experience and enhance his CV. As he says: this is the right time to face challenges so that I don’t face...

An intense round of agriculture refresher training
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An intense round of agriculture refresher training

The last month has seen the agriculture team and office manager engage in an intense round of refresher training. This consisted of three rounds of group training, each of three days duration. There were a total of 258 participants which constitute 80% of all current savings group members involved in vegetable production. Training messages focused...