Giving children the chance to choose

Everyone who features in our Ethical Gift Cards has been supported by Children in Crossfire, so we wanted to share with you just one of their stories of hope.

 Pictured is Tiblet, who is a Health Extension Worker in St Luke’s Hospital in Wolisso, Ethiopia. For the past five years Tiblet has worked in the very remote village of Meguako, tackling malnutrition there.

 Last year, Children in Crossfire built a well in Meguako. Before we did, villagers were forced to walk 7km to the nearest stream, which was also used by cows and monkeys. Not only was the water from here dangerous to drink, but many children were missing school because they were trekking to and from the stream each day to support their families. We simply cannot imagine a 14km round trip just to access dirty, diseased water but that was the reality of life.

 We are very proud that the well we built in Meguako – as we have in numerous other communities – has made many people’s lives so much better. TIblet has underlined the positive difference we are able to make with your support:

 “There used to be so much malnutrition here, especially with the very young children. The mothers would get ill and the babies would get sick and they had very little nutrition going into their bodies. Many of these problems have now reduced, just because of access to safe water. I have also noticed that people are happier, they are more together as a community than before.”

 This Christmas you can help us to keep changing lives for the better by buying some of our Ethical Gift Cards. Ranging in price from £7 to £50, you can bet yours now by:

·         Calling Sarah on 028 7126 9898

·         Visiting www.childrenincrossfire.org/ethicalgifts

·         Popping into Veritas on Shipquay Street, Derry

 

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