At last, CRESS comes of age and we have purchased a long awaited for and needed double cab silver 4 wheel drive truck, which Fred Taban managed to find in Kampala.
This cab will be used for taking supplies and people into the huge refugee camps. Also, it provides a much safer method of travel than the motorcycle and will be especially useful for Fred Taban who regularly takes the 3-hour journey to Majale (the site of the new Cress clinic).
An excellent new driver has been hired to drive this vehicle, he is 33 year old Eric Nelson a Ugandan with full Uganda driving licence. He is also an accomplished mechanic, now that will come in useful we are sure!
The next stage in the development of CRESS South Sudan is to find premises for a mechanics workshop. This is possible thanks to Tom Clarke’s recent fund raising. Tom cycled a second stage of the Tour de France, having tackled his first for CRESS back in 2015. He came in the top 1,000 out of 10,000 and raised a fabulous £4,128. Tom is our top personal fund raiser with a total to date of £11,000.
Some of the money he raised will go towards the purchase of tools to repair vehicles and motorcycles. This is hoped to be a self-sufficient project in time and most useful with the new truck we have purchased!