Inter Anglican Aid Appeal

AID dramatically reduces cholera in Juba

Dear friend and colleague

In 2008 the Archbishops of the Council of the Anglican Provinces of Africa asked for assistance for the Episcopal Church of South Sudan as it prepared for the emergence of the new state of South Sudan

In response Anglican International Development was founded and our first appeal was a Christmas appeal for bicycles for Rumbek Diocese. www.interanglicanaid.org

Now in 2016 we have been able to work in the world’s newest country for almost 6 years, working in local communities in partnership with churches.  I am enclosing our Annual Review 2016, which gives a brief account of what AID has done over the last year. Highlights include:

–          A dramatic reduction on the rate of cholera in Juba; in areas where AID’s sanitation volunteers “Trumpeter Community Health”, have been working ( among over 10,000 families) there have been no cases of cholera at all,

–          JJ Deng from South Sudan has completed his first of three years at theological college in South Africa  (George Whitefield College)  in preparation to return to South Sudan and train up pastors in Bishop Gwynne Theological College in Juba). 

–          126 women have started businesses through Manna Microfinance, enabling them to feed, clothe and provide education for their children.  MM is the only microfinance project to have survived the recent civil war – its members said they wished to be loyal to their church.

–          Successful Pastor training conferences were run with pastors working in Bor and  Torit.

–          48 students are now in their final year of training in Uganda to become midwives, nurses and clinical officers for South Sudan, where 1 in 28 women die in childbirth. 

We long to expand our current projects and to develop new ones: training farmers, strengthening secondary education and developing leaders for the future of South Sudan.

We can only do this with the support of people such yourself. Therefore, can I ask you and your church to consider supporting AID in the future, ideally via a regular monthly payment? If this is something you are able to do please fill in the attached standing order form or email alice.lane@interanglicanaid.org.

 

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