Our amazing RSVP partners and supporters have done it again! We are just working on our 2011 end of year accounts. One figure I always like to see is how much, in total, we sent to Africa for poverty relief.
Well today the figure was calculated and turns out to be a staggering £80,392. That is wonderful! So what did that money do?
It paid for Child Sponsorship for around 300 children – providing a daily meal, schooling, uniform, shoes and medical care. It looked after, fed, educated and clothed 16 children in our House of Mercy orphanage. It bought Gifts of Hope for people in urgent need.
It supported our partners Tom and Anna in Kenya as they minister in the slums of Nairobi.
It helped support the women in the Family Centre in Rwanda and fed hundreds of street children.
It also installed several water wells in Kenya providing clean water for poor communities.
In the current climate, I think this is fantastic. It is an honour to be part of the work of RSVP Trust, as it touches and transforms lives across the world.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so generously to this life-changing work.