Sunday, 2 February 2014

Lets Go in Farnham - Catholic Charity reaching out

Colin Andrews being given a cheque for £500 by Melanie Feibusch of Arcaid
Just before Christmas ARCAID a charity, based at St. Joan of Arc’s Church, Farnham, had their Annual General Meeting followed by a most interesting talk given by Colin Andrews about the Tiyeni Fund which operates in Northern Malawi.

The purpose of the fund (Tiyeni means “Lets Go”) is to demonstrate good farming practices to prevent devastating soil erosion and encourage better crops. Villages are encouraged to apply for help from the fund which then sends in trained people to show the villages how to proceed. Also seed and tools are provided so that they have all they need to get started – no money is given.

The fund also supports students at schools and colleges. Malawi (you may remember it as Nyasaland) is one of the poorest, but one of the friendliest countries in the world. Arcaid has supported the fund and the photograph shows Colin being presented with a cheque for £500 for the fund by ARCAID Treasurer Melanie Feibusch.

ARCAID is a small independent overseas aid charity which works with trustworthy agents to bring help to those who need it. It's modest size allows all running costs to be absorbed by it's committee, so every penny goes directly to those in need. To find out more about ARCAID please take a look at the website.


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