Category: Health Care Projects

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It is the little things … we take for granted!

An email from Fred about more costs following his wife’s cataract operation.  She cannot bend or lift this means she cannot – carry water on her head, cultivate her fields so therefore provide food for the children.  She can’t cook because this is done by putting a saucepan over a wood fire on the ground and...

Cycle ride raises over £5,000 for Cress!
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Cycle ride raises over £5,000 for Cress!

We have just heard today that Tom Clarke has raised £5,300 in sponsorship (so far) for his leg of the Tour De France – this is a fantastic effort!! The money will be used to fund Joseph to study in Kampala on an intensive English course.   It will be good to have him in...

Cress has saved a woman’s sight!
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Cress has saved a woman’s sight!

I get an email from Fred Taban whilst I am watching cricket (Fred is now back in his refugee camp in Uganda with his wife and family) – this is what he says : “I got home to a joyous welcome from everybody really. But my joy has been dampened by my wife’s eye condition. Her...

It is all go as we prepare for the clinic opening!
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It is all go as we prepare for the clinic opening!

A mad rush today as Caroline realised Godolphin were breaking up on Saturday and needed the clinic flyers to encourage the girls and their families to get sponsorship for their walk in September.  The money raised will go towards providing a solar power system for the clinic, which will make it almost unique in South...

A reality check …
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A reality check …

Joseph Aba in South Sudan gets in touch to let us know that one of our sponsor children is unwell. He wrote: “Our brother Eluzai Loboka is back from the Hospital in Kampala and he came back with terrifying result of the sickness of the boy. The viral load is high than the capacity of the liver....

Water is essential to life!
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Water is essential to life!

Today is a great day, as it ended with some fantastic news.  A donor has given enough money to pay for the bore hole to be dug at the clinic in Liwolo. As Cress is getting nearer to the opening of the clinic to have been without water would have been a massive challenge that...

Update from Caroline Lamb, our CEO & Founder of Cress
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Update from Caroline Lamb, our CEO & Founder of Cress

I rang Joseph as he was in Kampala where he was to pay for the hospital beds – he was then going to actually watch them being loaded onto the truck to make sure the correct number were put on.  He says that the transport company he knows and they are very reliable but the warehouse...