This year our Lent lunches will raise money for Send a Cow’s work with refugees from South Sudan as they start their new lives in northern Uganda.
Join us for soup, bread, cheese and fruit held from 12.30pm on Saturdays as follows:-
5th & 12th March at St Mary’s, 19th March at Marshfield Chapel, 26th March at St Mary’s, 2nd April at Marshfield Chapel.
Message from Send a Cow:
Your church’s support could transform the lives of refugees to help grow a place to call home. In South Sudan, many families have no option but to flee their homes due to ongoing conflict. Uganda’s refugee policy is one of the world’s most progressive. In the Palabek Settlement, South Sudanese refugees live side by side with the local Ugandan community.
When we start work with refugee mothers, we start by providing the seeds, tools and training for families to create flourishing vegetable gardens. We next provide training so that families can build simple home improvements, such as energy-saving stoves, from local sustainable materials.
Once families are settled and growing enough to eat, we then provide support with setting up small businesses, so that families can sell surplus vegetables at the market and earn an income.