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August 2009

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In SmallTalk this month ...

Reasons to smile in Sudan
 


Video: 
Children face river challenge 
 


No more fear for Nirmala
 
 
 

 

Don't forget to tie the Knot!

   

Dear Supporter

When we think of Sudan most of us will think about the war in Darfur. We've been working in Sudan for many years - bringing hope to thousands with innovative technologies. With the impressive reputation we've built up out there some critical new funding has come our way.

Now we can carry on with our work, helping thousands of people out of poverty and danger - read on to find out more ...
 

 
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99,000 reasons to smile 

We have fantastic news of a 1.2 million Euro grant from thenbsp;European Commission which means we can extend our Food Security project to another 99,000 people who depend on agriculture to survive.

Their quick decision means we can introduce sustainable technologies to people living in Kassala, East Sudan - enabling them to tackle the threat of drought and secure a livelihood for themselves.

Daunting school trip  

Imagine your child or grandchild having to cross a raging river torrent every time they went to school.  Well spare a thought for children living in remote villages in Nepal - this video shows the dangers they face on their journey.

Now we've come up with a new design that is making their lives safer.

Nirmala no longer lives in fear 

Each year Nirmala worried whether the monsoon rains would wash away her family's land and crops leaving them destitute.

Through our disaster preparedness work Holliya, the village where she lives, has protection from the floods and the community knows how to act if disaster threatens. We are just starting to extend this work to more villages so that they too have more security for the future. 

Forget Me Knot

We are supporting a great new initiative, being launched next month by Remember a Charity consortium, to raise awareness of the value of leaving a lasting gift in your will. 

Find out more about Forget Me Knot week which starts on the 14th September.  All the campaign asks is that our supporters talk to their family and friends about the subject and then tie a Forget Me Knot on our website.


with best wishes,


Margaret Gardner
Communications Director
 

   

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