Syria Crisis Appeal @Tearfund

As you'll have seen from #tfbloggers etc, I've been an interested supporter of Tearfund for many years, and the visit to Ogongora & other villages just strengthened that as we saw how effectively the money was put to use. There's much debate about whether we should "just give", but I find the idea of knowing "how" money makes a difference makes me feel like even my small contributions make a difference (is that the ego…

Daily Audio Reflections from #TFBloggers

Listen Here (MP3) - 5 days, around 3-4 minutes a day. We were in the dining room - that's what blogging on the move does for you - it's a bit raw, we were quite tired, and doing this on the hoof, but listening back to it, I think it's great what was captured each day. See #TFBloggers page on Tearfund, and don't forget to check out the project we saw parts of. CODEC has…

We Met: Grace #TFBloggers

Grace highlighted that PEP had taught her that it’s important to stand up tall as an individual, and that you are the answer to all/most of the problems that you have. Her child had some charcoal to sell, worth less than 50c, and she thought she couldn’t do anything with such a small amount of money, but was able to harvest and dry some cassava. She wanted to turn this into bread but needed some…

We Met: Philip #TFBloggers

 Before PEP, Philip has a wide, children and land, but was digging other peoples land to earn month rather than his own. PEP challenged him to think about this and he started to develop his own land. Philip started by growing cassava and groundnuts – and as a result getting his children through school which is a very big change in lifestyle, especially as he is growing in his own “garden” not others. He has…

We Met: Jennifer #TFBloggers

When Jennifer came for PEP training, she was told that as a housewife she shouldn’t be sitting back and waiting for her husband to feed her, but should put self to work, making oil, etc in order to make money to contribute to the family. She “put the knowledge into action”, harvesting cassava, which once sold she decided to move into growing/selling tomatoes, also some fishing. She now has chickens in the home, and increasing…