This Fortnight at The Kindu Trust – Late March

The past week at The Kindu Trust in numbers:

95 children received hot meals at the Kindu Klub and Play Group

42 young children had a shower at the Kindu Play Group

24 toys were made for children at Gondar Hospital by the Mother’s Coffee Morning group

15 children played as part of the Kindu football team

10 home visits were made by Kind Trust Sponsorship staff

6 families were helped with their medical bills

We want YOU!
…to tell us what you think.

This spring we are undertaking a comprehensive evaluation of our Child Sponsorship Programme. The evaluation aims to assess whether the programme is meeting its objectives to improve the living standards of families living in extreme poverty by providing financial support for a basic standard of living and enabling children to complete their education to go on and achieve their full potential. We will be talking to families, sponsored children and staff to ensure the programme is really meeting the needs of the community and decide what improvements, if any, should be made.

As a small organization with only two part time staff based in the UK we are aware that we don’t communicate with our supporters as often or as quickly as we like. We are working to change this and will be in touch with you shortly to explain what steps we will be taking to make improvements. Then we want to hear from you. Once changes are in place we will contact you to find out whether you’re happy with the improvements and what you think of how we communicate with you. So please, bear with us as we make changes and have your pens at the ready!

Coffee’s Coming Home!

Ethiopia will be the first African country to host the World Coffee Conference in 2016. The conference, which has been running since 2001, is organised by the International Coffee Organisation to “tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation” by uniting importing and exporting countries. Previously held in London, Brazil and Guatemala, this will be the first time it is held in Africa. Other African countries which entered the bid included Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya. Ethiopia were supported in their bid by Italy, their largest export partner, and Ethiopia have decided to host the conference in Addis Ababa, the capital. The Ethiopian ambassador in the UK commented “Ethiopia welcomes the Coffee family in the ICO to their original home of coffee and I assure you that the 4th World Coffee Conference will be a memorable and a successful one.”