Churches Together in Cam, Dursley and District.

Churches Together Christian Aid Community Partnership – Burkina Faso

a woman standing in a field of crops

At the 2014 Churches Together Forum we agreed as Churches in Cam and Dursley to support a Christian Aid Community Partnership scheme in Burkina Faso as the Convener's Charity for the next few years. We have to raise a minimum of £5,000 and the EU will match that fivefold. Below are brief details about the partnership:

As each year passes, families in Burkina Faso continue to suffer from the devastating effects of drought. Many struggle to grow food and earn an income, and experience hunger on a daily basis. But hope is emerging. In November last year, our partner ODE began work that will help thousands of people lift themselves out of poverty and transform their lives by turning arid land into fruitful harvests.

The project you’re supporting will help communities in 45 villages in northern Burkina Faso. It will support the poorest and most vulnerable families, who continue to struggle following the devastating drought in 2012. The project’s ambitions are rooted in the needs of the community, making them not only achievable but sustainable. By increasing the quality and quantity of harvests families will be able to achieve security for the future. Not only will they be able to produce enough to eat, but they can then sell on the remainder to pay for vital schooling, healthcare and a variety of foods, improving nutrition for her whole family.

See more detail on the Christian Aid website