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John Barrett

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£1,340raised of £2,000 target by 56 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 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 Barrett8 months ago
    John Barrett

    John Barrett

    8 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: 4/10/2019 12.06



  • Michelle McLeod

    Michelle McLeod

    Apr 10, 2019



    Apr 8, 2019

    Glad to help in a small way toward something which will make a big difference to their lives.


  • Anonymous


    Apr 8, 2019


  • Gary MacDougall

    Gary MacDougall

    Apr 8, 2019

    Good luck with a great cause.


  • Ross McDowell

    Ross McDowell

    Apr 8, 2019

  • Moyra


    Apr 7, 2019

    All the best


  • Anonymous


    Apr 5, 2019

    I hope this donation helps Gimacho and his family.

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