Last month in numbers
197 children received hot meals at The Kindu Klub
74 children received a meal at Play Ground
85 children used the Kindu Library
28 families received parcels
45 home visits were made by the Sponsorship team
Busy Easter in the UK and Ethiopia!
March was a special month for us in Gondar, as we received a visit from some of our UK supporters. A group from Hall Orchard School in Leicestershire came to Gondar to assist to the work we do every day.
This trip to Gondar was a chance for our supporters to visit some of their sponsored children and testify the positive impact they are making to disadvantaged families in Ethiopia. David Dipple, who regularly leads these trips to Ethiopia, commented:
“We have just had an amazing time in Gondar – Marta and her team are doing a wonderful job! It was lovely being able to visit so many of the sponsored children in their homes and see so many of the families coming to the new compound to receive parcels from England or their Easter gift. It was so special to go go shopping for live chickens at the market with Marta – a first for me!”
Hall Orchard School also donated £200 in Easter parcels and have pledged to fund the next Kindu Klub trip.
Thank you to everyone at Hall Orchard School!
The Kindu Trust UK goes to the market!
On Saturday the 4th of April, The Kindu Trust UK celebrated Easter at the SE20 Easter Craft Fair in Penge, selling our lovely hand-made jewellery. The jewellery is made in Ethiopia by mothers of some of our sponsored children. Customers at the fair loved our items, and bought them in multiple colours. Nobody could believe the beads are actually made of recycled magazine and are completely sustainable!
It was a very nice day for us, and we were pleased to share a space at the market with so many other talents from the area. You can read a blog about the day from Christina Owen, the craft fair’s organiser, who had some lovely words about us! Have a look! And don’t forget that if you have missed us at SE20 Craft Fair, you can find our lovely necklaces, bracelets and earrings in our online shop.
The Kindu Trust Ethiopia goes to the market!
Thanks to all the amazing supporters who purchased Easter gifts for families in Ethiopia. A total of 37 parcels were bought and Marta and our volunteers from Hall Orchard headed down to the market to purchase the ideal items for families at Easter. The parcels will enable families to celebrate Easter in the traditional spirit as well as contributing to the local economy, farmers and traders who work at the market in Gondar. Families drifted in to the compound over the next week to pick up their gifts with plenty of time to prepare for the feast on the 12th April.
It’s been a busy month and we’re grateful for your support in making it a wonderful Easter for all concerned!
Ethiopia Reaches Milestone in Providing Safe Drinking Water!
On 23rd March, Ethiopia announced a remarkable achievement, reaching Target 10 of their Millennium Development Goals – access to safe water. In 1990 only 14% of people in Ethiopia had access to a sanitary, drinkable water source. Now 57% of the population have access to clean water!
Government officials, ambassadors and UN representatives met to celebrate the achievement and to reaffirm their commitment to providing all citizens access to a safe water supply.