Stories For Change 63

JAMAICA Moving forward in 2011 The possible implications of climate change are a big concern for Jamaica. Over the last 10 years hurricanes and storms have hit the island almost every year, whereas previously the island was hit by storms every 15 to 20 years.  In Jamaica there has been an increase in the frequency […]

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Stories For Change 62

BANGLADESH Shushilan, a newer Christian Aid partner, is supporting communities in Satkira District in South West Bangladesh to rebuild their lives after Cyclone Aila which struck in May 2009. The main areas of work are restoring livelihoods, providing people who lost their homes with housing, and engaging with the local government on climate change adaptation. Shushilan […]

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Stories For Change 58

BANGLADESH Bangladesh: ‘Water, water …’ In water-rich Bangladesh, it’s shocking to think that millions of women and children still have to spend hours, even up to a whole day and night, travelling and queuing just to quench their families’ thirst.   In a country where clean water’s simply not on tap like it is for most […]

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Stories For Change 57

ZIMBABWE Highfield Uniting Presbyterian Church is situated in a high density area on the outskirts of Harare. On every street corner you find people selling basic food such as tomatoes and onions which they have grown on the land around their homes. Mothers can be found, with their children, sitting all day under trees trying […]

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Stories For Change 56

BANGLADESH Sharifa Begum from Kaligram in Mohanpur Upazilla got married when she was in class ten at school. In 1997 she became a member of Smrity Forum of The Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB). At that time literacy rate in that area was very poor and there was no one suitable to be […]

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Stories For Change 55

BANGLADESH A refuge from the storm Christian Aid partners have nearly completed its cyclone Sidr rehabilitation projects. Through their efforts, the partners have reached more than 33,000 households covering more than 150,000 cyclone affected poor people who are among the most vulnerable to natural disasters and the impact of climate change. Last year, the construction […]

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Stories For Change 54

ZIMBABWE Chickens, Clinics and Classrooms When Stanley Muzingwa gave up his job to be part of his minister’s dream, little did he realise that a few years on he would be responsible for a clinic, a school with sixty children and forty hens in the empty manse garage. Lomagundi Uniting Presbyterian Church of South Africa, […]

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Stories For Change 53 & Invite to Israel Palestine Day

Dear all, You will find  ‘Stories for Change 53’  attached together with a poster telling you all about our next Israel/ Palestine Activist day. We now have confirmation from our Jewish speaker but am waiting to hear from two members of the Muslim faith who have bee invited. Please do publicise this event. many thanks Linda ZIMBABWE […]

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Stories For Change 52

Easter greetings to you all Linda ZIMBABWE ZimPro Zimpro is one of five Christian Aid partners working in a consortium to provide support in conservation agriculture to farmers in the drought-prone Matabeleland southern region.  This year they have managed to reach 1,000 additional farmers who in October were ready and waiting with fields prepared for […]

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Stories For Change 51

JAMAICA Christian Aid partner ‘Children First’ – the MAN project has completed its second year of a 3-year commitment of support. The agency’s Executive Director and the MAN Project Coordinator participated in a CA partner workshop on masculinity in the Dominican Republic where they shared the work of the project and best practices in working […]

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