The use of sexual violence is prevalent in eastern DR Congo. Pioneering medical ministry, HEAL Africa, runs an internationally acclaimed hospital in Goma, treating victims along with the day to day work of a large general hospital. Spiritual care is valued just as highly as the medical treatment patients receive. For more detailed update information, please click here.
New house built after Nepal quake
One of the families who received a new home
By giving to our Nepal Earthquake Appeal, you can be confident that you valuable donations are being used to help rebuild the lives of victims. Our partner teams are distributing relief aid including foodstuffs, clothing and temporary shelters. At the same time, they are rebuilding homes in more remote, over-looked areas and also churches, which are doubling as much needed community centres.
Micro-enterprise projects amongst groups of women especially, are ways of improving prospects and living standards as the relief phase comes to an end. The church/comumnity centre buildings are becoming hubs for specialist training in growing small businesses. The skills passed on are simple, yet effective and are proven ways of working to end cycles of poverty which have bound generations of Nepal's remote communities.
Click here to see what Nepalis have said about our partners.
Inter-Senegal Mission's, "Barthimee" hospital recently received a container of medications, vitamins and skin lotions. WorldShare's US colleagues are preparing to send another container this year that will supply the hospital with the drugs and supplies they need for six months.
This support is very much appreciated, as it helps ISM to spread costs and takes the pressure off patients who can’t afford their prescriptions.
Pastor Francis is part of the Christian Outreach Fellowship, working in a village in northern Ghana. Francis supports himself and his family by farming. He is just one of the many beneficiaries of our "Bulls and ploughs" project.
Francis recently planted a church at Songo with 90 members. He oversees three churches with a total membership of about 200 and has trained three leaders.
Civil war, sexual violence and extreme poverty are just some of the local conditions in which HEAL Africa's Goma hospital works, in DR Congo. Email us for up to date details of Dr Jo Lusi's UK tour in September!
From time to time, we are privileged to host young people who volunteer to work in our Doncaster office. Last month, Sarah Heap spent a week with us. Here are her thoughts!
Pioneering medical ministry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, HEAL Africa runs an internationally acclaimed hospital in the eastern town of Goma. The treatment, care and rehabiliation of victims of Sexual Gender Based Violence (rape and serious sexual assault) is a huge part of their work. For more info, click here for HEAL Africa's update page.