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£870raised of £2,000 target by 29 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help a family get a fridge, a cooker, a washing machine and a water purifier.

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Ten years ago I met Gimacho Ermias, a tailor, and his daughter Sarah in Ethiopia ,in the small town of Hosanna. Seeing how little they had of everyday things we take for granted, Carol and I have helped them out in a small way for the last 10 years and will continue to do so. Last month we visited them in their home town to see how they were.

He is still working as a tailor, earning a few pounds a day, and his wife, who suffers from asthma, has a full time job 25 miles away to make ends meet, so she can only return to be with her family at weekends. When I asked them what would change their lives, the answer came quickly. "Something to filter our drinking water, a fridge to keep food fresh, a cooker to replace their single electric ring and to make bread, and a washing machine.

I have decided to set up this page in the run up to Christmas to see what can be done to help them out. If you can help in any way, they would really appreciate it.

Why do we need to raise so much? These items, in Ethiopia, cost two to three times what we would pay for them here. I have contacted various places to see if we can get them at a more reasonable cost and if so we will be able to do more with any money we raise.

Thanks for taking the time to read this............John and Carol

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  • John Barrett5 months ago
    John Barrett

    John Barrett

    5 months ago

    I was delighted to get an email today from a local organisation to say that I will be receiving £100 from them in late November as a thank you for the work I do in the local community. When I receive it, I will add it to this appeal. Thanks for all your help so far. John

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Page last updated on: 12/24/2018 21.01



  • John Barrett

    John Barrett

    Dec 24, 2018

    I received a Christmas card today with £20 in it and a not which said "For the Ethiopian family" There was no name or anything else in the card. Whoever you are, thanks. John


  • Anonymous


    Dec 19, 2018

    Keep up the good work John and I hope this donation helps


  • Hugh and Alison

    Hugh and Alison

    Dec 18, 2018

    Pleased to be asked.


  • Anonymous


    Dec 13, 2018


  • May Simpson

    May Simpson

    Dec 9, 2018

    I hope this small donation helps you reach your target.


  • Anne and Stewart.

    Anne and Stewart.

    Dec 7, 2018

    We wish the Ermias family well.


  • Anonymous


    Dec 7, 2018

    Everyone deserves to live well.


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