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Ethiopia visit with Christian Aid

Christian AidKaren Fewster returns from Ethiopia to tell how charity projects are transforming lives

Karen, a member of St James' church Rowledge and area Christian Aid co-ordinator, has recently visited Ethiopia to witness first-hand how donations from Christian Aid supporters from the Farnham area are helping to transform lives. Women walk for up to 4 hours, 3 times a week in search of firewood. Deforestation is making it more difficult to find close to home.

Karen met with families from several communities whose lives have been affected by climate change, forcing them to become more resilient, and to adapt their farming methods to be able to grow enough to eat.

Bena women in Alte Argude Village preparing food for usSt James' recently caught up with Karen who told us “It was really inspiring and encouraging to meet and see people who have benefitted from the support of Christian Aid and its local Ethiopian partners, Action for Development. Now I have returned, I hope to share my experiences with churches, schools and clubs in the Farnham area, to speak about how rural communities in Ethiopia are adapting to the real and immediate pressures caused by the changing climate, and how they are already living with the serious effects of climate change which is taking its toll on people, animals and crops.''

Karen is available to speak by arrangement to groups and congregations. Please contact her directly on 07977 561 567

Almost dry river bed in South Ari regionCA project - water capture and hand pump in Malle district

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