CRESS are delighted to have been chosen as the charity for Chalke Valley Churches (CVC) Lent Project.
This Lent Project is raising funds for the CRESS Agriculture programme. Money raised will provide for the startup costs and training for 10 of our Savings Groups, enabling them to become confident, sustainable and successful farmers.
Most of the refugee community in which CRESS works, lives under the
$2 a day mark. Many families just eat one simple innutritious meal a day of maize meaning they are hungry and poor nutrition leaves them vulnerable to illness.
For those in refugee camps, the UN World Food Programme has announced it will have no choice but to make further food ration cuts for refugees which adds to their pressures as does the increase in inflation and climate change in Uganda. So we hope you will help us support them through this years’ Lent Project.
With our delivery partners, the Diocese of Liwolo, we are looking to focus on training groups in organic, sustainable agriculture techniques to help them feed themselves, make an income and alleviate the effects of the more erratic and extreme weather conditions, caused by climate change, which are experienced by the refugee farmers with whom we work.
We aim to raise £8000 thought our fundraising during Lent. £5000 for start-up costs, £1000 for trees to protect the gardens from the effects of climate change and £2000 for transport, allowing the team to supervise, support and encourage the new farmers.
10 new agriculture groups
25 members in each group
8 on average in each member’s family
means food and income for 2000
South Sudanese refugees