Christian Aid Week – 15th – 21st May 2022

Christian Aid Week – 15th – 21st May 2022
15th May 2022 Joanna Turner

       

Jessica Mwedzi carries maize grain to make porridge to feed her children    

 

Help Jessica turn hunger into hope

Drought starves. It robs women of the power to farm and grow food for their families.

In rural Zimbabwe, seven out of ten women rely on farming to earn a living and provide for their families. But with no rain, women and men can’t grow enough food, and they struggle to provide for their children. In times of drought, many families can only afford to eat one bowl of porridge a day. Mums often skip meals to share what little food they have with their children.   One of these mums is Jessica Mwedzi. Drought makes every day a struggle for survival.    ‘Women are at the mercy of climate change and hunger,’ she says.

Together, we can restore justice to our world. But we need to act now.

This Christian Aid Week (15-21 May), your gift could help Jessica grow drought-resistant crops. Donate today to help women like Jessica turn their dry, dusty land into a garden of hope.

  • £5 could buy water taps for a community garden
  • £15 could buy drought-resistant seeds like sorghum or millet to help 10 farmers like Jessica to grow food
  • £60 could train 50 women farmers to adapt and grow food in the changing climate

The red Christian Aid envelopes will be coming through the doors of Yoxall starting on May 15.  Please help people like Jessica by making a donation  and delivering your envelope to one of the following addresses:

                           9 Hadley St

                           3 Churchfields

                           5 Swarbourne Close

                           26 Lovell Rd

 

Thank You                Rosemary Payne and Wendy Talbot