Farming God's Way
Event: Farming God's Way
£780.00 raised so far
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This year The Leprosy Mission is helping to support an exciting community partnership project in Mozambique which adopts an integrated approach to mission. Working with ALEMO, a leprosy members association, and local pastors, the Mission is helping to improve livelihoods by providing training in agriculture.
Training materials on ‘Farming God’s way’ have been provided, to help develop knowledge about sustainable agricultural methods. With your help, our ambitious aim is to support individuals – people like Muhamuda – to become self-sufficient through a network of self-help groups.
Muhamuda developed leprosy many years ago, and has lost a finger on one hand and all the fingers on the other. He subsequently injured his arm when he fell from a tree, trying to farm. Alone, he would find it very difficult to support himself through subsistence farming, and would have little hope of an independent future. However, through the self-help group, all members will contribute what they can and reap the benefits. Muhamuda’s group has acquired some land to farm, and would profit greatly from training. But the advantages do not stop with access to agricultural training.
Through the self-help group, individuals like Muhamuda find out about entitlements. By acquiring identity documents such as birth and residence certificates they are able to access health checks, voting rights, social grants and much more.
"The benefit of being together is you can help
others and teach what you know; it’s not the
same as being alone. In a group, if you do
something incorrectly someone else can come
and say, “Don’t do this”. I’ve also received
sunglasses today to help my eyes. If I was
alone that might not have happened, but
together we’re recognised as a self-care group."
Here at The Leprosy Mission we are excited by the opportunities that this project offers to Muhamuda and others disadvantaged by leprosy, and have committed to raise £62,122 in support.
Please consider a gift today to help bring hope to people affected by leprosy in Mozambique.
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Leprosy is a disease of poverty. Most people are naturally immune but the majority affected by leprosy live in developing countries where resources are scarce and poverty is widespread. We work in Jesus’ name to those disadvantaged by leprosy; helping to uphold human dignity & eradicate leprosy
Donation by Anonymous on 27/06/12
+ £62.50 Gift Aid
Best wishes for all your good work, and for bringing hope to those in need.
Donation by Anon. on 05/06/12
Donation by anon on 18/05/12
Best wishes for the future
Donation by Christine Nash on 18/05/12
+ £62.50 Gift Aid
may you be blessed as you bless others.
Donation by sheena tharakan on 17/05/12
+ £37.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Michael Byrt on 11/05/12
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£780.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£780.00
- Gift Aid£192.50
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