Due to the generosity of our sponsors we were able to send money to pay for a solar panel water pump at the school in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. This will save them paying very high electricity bills to pump the water for the school children. They have recently installed the pump and will soon have the solar panels up and running. The money they save will then be spent towards feeding the children. The children board at the school and get two meals a day due to limited funds. They come from very rural areas of Burkina Faso where there is no prospect of an education and they are lucky to get one meal a day at home. The school has been struggling to find sponsors for the children and the money saved by this solar system will be greatly appreciated.
Acklams Coaches have just donated us a bus for the ABC School in Burkina Faso. Again THats TV Humber have filmed a segment about this, if you missed it on Tuesday here is the youtube link.
If you would like to see That’s TV Humber’s segment from our warehouse on Monday here is the Youtube link;
Our partners in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso received funds to buy food for the displaced people that had fled from the countryside to the capital. In Burkina Faso extremists have killed teachers and pastors and so churches and schools have closed and the security situation has significantly deteriorated. More than 1,000 schools in the north and east of the country have been forced to close. The violence has caused 120,000 people to leave their villages and many are now living in refugee camps or staying with family or friends. Money sent by the charity has bought 320 sacks of Maize and 198 sacs of rice. They are so grateful for the food that your donations have helped to provide
We have just sent another container to Ghana, this time to the Shekhinah clinic in its Northern Region.
This clinic helps destitute people, particularly the mentally ill, and runs a feeding program in the centre of Tamale. It offers basic medical and surgical help for no charge. We sent them colostomy items medical equipment, clothes and a washing machine.
We had 3 hours to load a 40 Foot Truck for the charity ORA International in Moldova.
It contained medical aid including walking frames and gloves, creams and dressings and colostomy aid, worth nearly £500,000
Jacob’s Well is launching an appeal to help the people of Mozambique who have recently been affected by Cyclone Idai, which hit southern Africa 12 days ago. The Cyclone, one of the biggest natural disasters to hit the continent in recent years, destroyed tens of thousands of homes in Mozambique. In the Port city of Beira alone, normally home to half a million people, over 90% of the properties have been destroyed. Over 1.8 million have been rendered homeless. The cyclone also wiped out a whole year’s worth of crops across swathes of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Jacob’s Well is partnering with Iris Ministries, A large Christian organization that has a network of schools and orphanages that care for for tens of thousands of Children and their families across Mozambique. They are sending out teams across the affected area with food and clothing, and will help in the massive task of rebuilding once the waters have receded. Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world, and before the cyclone people were barely able to survive. Now they have lost the few possessions they have. Businesses have been destroyed, the infrastructure is gone. Families have no-where to live and nothing to eat.
Money is what is needed most. Funds given to Jacob’s Well will be quickly transferred and used to buy food which is available to purchase from surrounding countries. Money is also needed to fund the rescue effort, to treat those who are sick and injured and to help them rebuild their lives. Our partner, Iris ministries, is right now sending out teams to the affected areas of Mozambique. They will personally hand out the aid to those affected, make sure that the help that is given reaches those who need it the most.
We just sent a 40ft shipping container of medical and colostomy aid to a medical facility in the Eastern parts of Kampala which concentrates on child and maternal health.
We just sent a container filled with medical aid including many walking frames and wheelchairs, hospital beds, hospital mattresses, disability equipment and medical items including medicine, creams and lotions. Alongside school stationary we sent two pallets of refurbished computers setup to run r.a.c.h.e.l educational software.
The container also had 3,000kg of clothing and over 1100kg of shoe gift boxes following another successful Christmas appeal.