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Visit to Uganda in February 2014

26 Jul

Flat tyre 2

 

In February of this year 5 of us travelled out to Uganda –  Gareth and Gill, Dick and Moira, and Gareth’s dad Eric, who had celebrated his 90th birthday just a week before we left. This is an age most Ugandans don’t reach, so this was particularly amazing to our friends out there!

We achieved a lot in 10 days – inspecting projects that had recently been completed, discussing possible future projects and gaining a better understanding about how our Uganda partners seek to serve their community by carrying out projects where they are most needed rather than where they would be easy.

This trip will remain in our memories as ‘the flat tyre trip’ since this problem featured rather high on the agenda on several occasions. Fortunately we were never far from a garage wFlat tyre 1here we were able to get things sorted.

 

Support for the Safe Motherhood Programme

26 Jul

Burdett LogoThe Safe Motherhood Programme comprises 9 outreach clinics bringing health care services to people in remote parts of the community, who would find it hard to travel to Kimtab Clinic. We are delighted to have been given a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, which will allow us to operate the programme for 5 years.

Christmas gifts with a difference

6 Nov

The gift of learning
The gift of health
The gift of water

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Stuck for present ideas?
What can you give to someone who has everything?

Our cards enable you to give a gift to those who work to improve their community in Eastern Uganda in the name of your friends and family.

It’s easy! Choose a card, decide the amount you would like to give and we will put that gift to good use.

If you are able to gift aid your present then we will be able to give even more.

Contact us on info@krdp.org for further details.

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An evening with Equinox for KRDP

6 Nov

Equinox Singers are pleased to present ‘An Evening with Equinox’
Songs from the shows and more…

On Wednesday 13th November, 7.30pm
at Main Street Community Church, Frodsham WA6 7DF
Tickets £7 at the door or available from Dandelion Gifts, Church St, Frodsham or 01928 733208
In aid of Kimbuta Rural Development Programme.
There will also be Ugandan Crafts for sale.

Latest work in Uganda

27 Apr

We are very excited to report our latest developments in Uganda:

– there is now electricity connected to the clinic and the schools

– the work on the second borehole is well under way

– the clinic and the church have both been tiled

Villagers using the borehole

Villagers using the borehole

Croco Cub Pack visit

27 Nov

We have recently visited the Croco Cub Pack of Holmes Chapel Scout Group.

They were really interested to hear about our work and two of the cubs did their bit to help!

Des Nesbitt collected spectacles and Anna Bishop organised a sponsored run which raised £50. Well done!

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Broomfield County Junior School supports KRDP

27 Oct

Broomfield County Junior School, Warrington supported us as their school charity for the academic year 2009 – 2010.

The children thought up their own ways of helping with cake sales, beat the goalie competitions, and much more, and they raised an amazing £1,902.21p.

Thank you to all the children and staff, and to their headteacher, Mr. Greenwood.

Bras for Uganda

25 Oct

We were asked if we could find any second hand but good quality bras to take out with us to Uganda on our trip in 2009: apparently second hand bras from the UK are far superior in quality to anything readily available in Uganda.

In no time at all we had donations of upwards of 1,000 and stuffed them – literally – into our luggage. the ladies we were able to give them to were overjoyed as you can see from the images below. Perhaps we don’t always appreciate the choices available to us here in the UK?

The women in the area of Okorom, near to Ngora in the Kumi District, were so grateful for the bras, they wrote a letter to say thank you and read it out to us.

Teddies head to Uganda!

25 Feb

We were asked by the charity Teddies for Tragedies if we could take some of their teddies to Uganda with us.

We carried 100 with us in our luggage, but we could have distributed ten times that amount. It was wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of the children we were able to give the teddies to, but it was also heartbreaking to see the disappointment when we had no more to give.

The Teddies were distributed to many children in different areas of Uganda, and all were joyfully received.

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New year’s eve 2009

25 Jan

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The Bear and Billet in Chester hosted The Gatecrashers on New Year’s Eve 2009. The money raised from entries was all generously donated to two charities: Breast Cancer and Uganda.

More than £400 has gone towards the Kisakye Special Needs School, part of the work of FDNC, a partner of KRDP. Chris, the drummer from the band, is supporting this work after seeing the school in action on his visit to Uganda in 2009