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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Improved health impacts the entire family, increasing the ability to care for the family, work and tend the land. Money saved on medication can be used to provide food and school fees. Imagine watching your child die from something as treatable and preventable as malaria or dysentery, seeing them lose limbs as a result of infection that was left untreated or suffer daily the effects of worms and other such afflictions. Our health projects assist church run clinics to address these issues and more. You will be surprised how little it costs to save a life.

HEALTH INSURANCE

In Rwanda medical insurance is available for just £3 per year / per person and ensures access to medical care when needed. The entire household must have an insurance card before they are able to access care, and for many £3 each is more than they can afford. You could help ensure more families have medical care, who knows, your £3 may save a limb, or a life!!!

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SCHOOL LUNCHES

A luxury for far too many children!! One meal a day, eaten in the evening, is the best many children can hope for, all too often they don't even get that. Hunger affects concentration, discipline and their ability to learn.

Just £10 provides school lunch for a child for an entire term.

Your donation would help a child make the most of their education, and show God's love in action in a very practical way.

PERIOD POVERTY

Period poverty is where women and girls don’t have access to the hygienic menstrual products or a safe place to use them. The consequences of period poverty include:

  • Girls missing days of school during their periods, negatively impacting their education. In Sub-Saharan Africa, girls may miss as much as 20% of the school year and may eventually drop out of school altogether due to falling too far behind.

  • Without an education, girls are more likely to be forced into child marriage or stay locked in to the poverty cycle.

  • There are obvious health risks where women are forced to use dirty rags.

  • The cultural stigma associated with women not being able to manage periods with dignity leads to feelings of shame and fear during their time of the month.

 

For just £10, you could give a woman dignity with a sanitary pack that lasts a whole year.

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MEDICINES & EQUIPMENT

Church run clinics will attempt to treat all regardless of their ability to pay. Unfortunately they are often woefully ill equipped and basic medical equipment is a luxury. By providing anything, from protective gloves to mattresses and microscopes, your donations enable those in most need to receive the care they deserve.

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