Happy New Year - Allen's Home Shop Appeal FUNDED!

Happy New Year all!

How was your year? For me 2014 was a year very much defined by visiting Africa for the first time and all the new things that flowed out from that experience - challenging and exhilarating!

You can find out more about these activities on the Causes page but one of them was this lady Allen for whom we were burdened to help - you can read the backstory in my earlier blog post

Allen in her house with a crop of tomatoes she grew to sell

Allen in her house with a crop of tomatoes she grew to sell

A huge thank you to all who gave to this as our Christmas cause this year via MyDonate: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/cjcampbell

I am astounded that it has exceeded our £200 goal, as you can see at the donation page above, and now stands at a total of £389 including Gift Aid! Amazing. We are so grateful to all who contributed to this. 

Various family and friends donated to this appeal as a Christmas gift to us, and my wife and I also ran a stall at the church craft fair in November selling baking and some printed goods I had designed (which were also for sale on Etsy and on my website shop). 50% of of the craft fair proceeds went to this appeal. Thank you to all our customers who supported us in this way.

Now, thanks to your generosity, we have raised funds to give her (and possibly others) capital to buy goods and supplies to sell in her shop and begin to create a sustainable income for her family.  

Allen outside her new home shop extension

Allen outside her new home shop extension

I have spoken with World Shine UK about making the funds available to the liaison at the WSF School in Rwentobo, Uganda (where Allen lives) to administer it appropriately and get her business up and running well. This will make such an amazing difference to her and her 6 children in that very impoverished rural area. I will keep you appraised on how things develop. 

In the meantime if you want to be informed of other income generation projects like this in the future please sign up to my mailing list here

Wishing you all a blessed and purposeful 2015!