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All We Can (Methodist Relief and Development)

I recently led worship at St Andrew's with some resources provided by "All We Can" (MRDF). This was such a blessing. The resources were for the "Inspirational Women Appeal" and focused on women of Jharkhand, India who struggle to access education, have limited control over their lives and potentially experience discrimination and domestic violence.

Dr Jill Barber, Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, presented a BBC Radio 4 Appeal recently in support of “All We Can’s” work. She is a keen supporter of “All We Can” and was inspired to support this appeal after visiting one of MRDF’s projects in India in November 2015. If you wish to listen to the appeal, you can catch it again on Radio 4 i-player.

"All We Can" partners organisations in eight of the world's poorest countries. Through effective partnerships, they help people in some of the world's poorest communities find solutions to poverty and become all that they can.

A huge THANK YOU to St Andrew’s for the generous donation (at short notice) of £142.20!! This is very good news for the women and their families. This is what the gift of £142.20 could pay for:

£15.00 could train a woman to grow in her confidence to use her
voice and bring about change.

£75.00 could provide 3 women with a goat each, enabling their 3
families to have a secure and on-going income (£25.00 per goat)

£45.00 could train a group of women in vital life areas such as
health, nutrition and education.

I must admit after sharing worship and seeing the film of India and its people I have a yearning to go back there again to see the children at the school and orphanage in Southern India that our churches have generously supported in the past.

Kim A, Calverley


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