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Church Lent Appeal

Host a virtual coffee morning with a difference this Lent

Get social. Raise Money. Give Hope.

This Lent, we’re asking churches to Love Your Neighbour by holding a coffee morning on Zoom, in support of refugee families. To make it different from your normal Zoom meetings, why not invite a Ripple Effect speaker to join you! We can tell you about our refugee projects in northern Uganda, and your guests can ask as many questions they like - all socially distanced!

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Rose's Story

Rose is a mother of six children. Her family was forced to flee from their home in South Sudan after rebel groups had taken control of her village and abducted her husband. Rose and her children trekked for over two days to reach safety in Uganda, where they were relocated to their new home in the Palabek Refugee Settlement.

Our team started work with Rose last year, providing her with the seeds, tools and training to grow nutritious vegetables. Rose’s family are now eating three meals a day and are food secure! Find out more about Rose’s story in Pray for Mothers like Rose in the download section below.

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Book a Ripple Effect speaker for your virtual coffee morning

All we ask is that you make a minimum donation of £100 to our work. We recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment!

Community webpage

£104 could support four families...

... as they make home improvements such as building an energy-saving stove from local materials, which directs smoke away from the cooking area, makes cooking safer, and uses less fuel to keep trees standing. A clean latrine, tip-tap (a homemade handwasher), and drying rack will improve hygiene around the home and keep the whole family healthy.

Community webpage 1

£242 could train two farmers to become ‘Peer Farmers Trainers’

Some of our most successful farmers go on to become volunteers, training others in how to get the best from their farms. Your donation could help could ensure that Peer Farmers have all the training they need to help their neighbours grow nutritious vegetables and get the most from their land, all year round.

Community webpage 2

£570 could provide training for five families so they can start a successful business

Once families are eating well and earning enough to send their children to school, we encourage them to think bigger. Families will learn to add value to their produce to sell in the local community.

Do get in touch if you would like any further information. Email  Ann.hatton@rippleeffect.org or call 01225 874 222.