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CRESS Open Garden – Thank you
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CRESS Open Garden – Thank you

The weather was kind on 15th & 16th of June when Caroline Lamb founder and CEO of CRESS opened her gardens at Knighton Manor, Broadchalke to raise funds for the 10th Anniversary Trip this autumn. Over the two afternoons 260 people came and enjoyed wandering through the flowers and sitting on the magnificent lawn to...

Latrine Appeal for the clinic
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Latrine Appeal for the clinic

In addition to the recent Garden Party at Knighton Manor and fund raising for the 10th Anniversary trip to visit the South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, there is also a special Appeal to raise funds for a new latrine at the CRESS funded Clinic. You can also support this Appeal online through our Virgin Giving...

Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones
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Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones

Livy Jones travelled out to visit  all the CRESS agriculture projects in the refugee camps in early May. Drought has made the growing of vegetables challenging but they have still been able to produce a good crop of seedlings, with seed donated by CRESS, which are ready for transplanting as soon as the rains begin....

Lent mosquito nets and knowledge delivered
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Lent mosquito nets and knowledge delivered

Ms. Cicilia Prosy is a 22 years old pregnant mother with three children between 3 and 6yrs old and 3 other orphans living in a small village of Matu. Since she lost her husband, she decided to settle in the bush  so that she can practice agriculture on a small scale to feed her children...

Mosquito nets delivered with health training
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Mosquito nets delivered with health training

  1000 Mosquito nets were bought with part of the generous donations from the Broad Chalke Lent Project. On the 28th and 30th of May the mosquito nets and training were delivered in Imvepi and Matu refugee camps. These are the first 2 trainings of 8 planned sessions, further training will depend on funds becoming...

Olivia’s Trip – Thursday 9th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Thursday 9th May

Julious Abate is the new Agriculture officer with CRESS in Arua helping Mame Yunia support the women’s groups to grow vegetables. Julious is interested in all issues and concepts of agriculture. He smiles and chats readily, but is also concerned for his father, wife and three children who live in Imvepi refugee camp. Here he...

Olivia’s Trip – Wednesday 8th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Wednesday 8th May

We have arrived safely in Moyo after a few delays having had to skip the visit to Goboro. We have had a good evening meeting with the women of DOKK and are all set for our trip tomorrow. Chatting during the group photo with mama Noel, the mother of Noel the CRESS Savings Groups officer,...

Olivia’s Trip – Tuesday 7th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Tuesday 7th May

Another interesting day. The wind is blowing so maybe rain on its way soon. It is late hence the delay in all the veg gardens. Agricultural training Here I am with Mama Yunia, CRESS Agriculture officer, after conducting my training for all the agriculture and project office teams and other staff. I focused on comparing...

Olivia ‘s Trip – Monday 6th May
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Olivia ‘s Trip – Monday 6th May

Livy ( Olivia Jones ) from Ebbesbourne Wake has travelled out to Northern Uganda in her role as CRESS agricultural adviser . Livy and the CRESS Uganda team travelled to Imvepi camp – her first port of call was to Agnes the widow of Rev Emmanuel Amule – sadly Rev Emmanuel died last year only...