Christian Aid Week (15th – 21st May)

St Peter's is raising money for Christian Aid 

 

In rural Zimbabwe, seven out of ten women rely on farming to earn a living and provide for their families.  But with no rain, they can’t grow enough food, and they struggle to feed their children.  In times of drought, many families can only afford to eat one bowl of porridge a day.  Mothers often go without, so their children can eat.

One of these mothers is Jessica Mwedzi.  Drought makes every day a struggle for survival.  Jessica is hungry.  Hungry for a good meal.  Hungry to earn a decent living.  Hungry to provide a more hopeful future for her family.

As the climate crisis rages on, vulnerable communities in Zimbabwe, like Jessica’s, face the threat of more intense droughts, flooding and storms.

Together, we can restore justice to our world.  But we need to act now.

This Christian Aid Week (15th – 21st May), your gift could help Jessica grow drought-resistant crops.  Make a donation in an envelope available in Church to help women like Jessica turn their dry, dusty land into gardens of hope.

  • £5 could buy water taps for a community garden;
  • £15 could buy drought-resistant seeds like sorghum or millet to help 10 farmers like Jessica to grow food;
  • £60 could train 50 women to adapt and grow food in the changing climate;
  • £250 could help a family build a storeroom and provide seeds and fertilisers.

Stand in solidarity with women like Jessica and help empower them to provide food – and hope – for their families.

You can also donate online through the St Peter's Christian Aid e-envelopehttps://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/st-peters-harrogate