What prevents people from living an abundant life? In many parts of the world, access to food, water and education are just some of the barriers.
Another barrier is dependency – that sense that an individual can do nothing without constant help from another person.
This year’s Lent Appeal seeks to help people in Marsabit in northern Kenya discover that life can be more abundant.
Many people in this dry and arid region live below the national poverty line of less than £25 a month, whilst climate change and scarcity of water and pasture has left them vulnerable to food insecurity. In addition, only 28% of women and 47% of men are literate.
With your help, Five Talents will be able to train twelve groups this year across Marsabit in literacy, numeracy and basic business skills.
This will enable these groups, predominantly of women, to create savings and loans co-operatives, which will help them to become more financially independent, develop businesses and ensure that their children can access education for themselves.
Five Talents will be working closely with our link diocese in Marsabit, and particularly the Mother’s Union to achieve this goal.
This is a programme that has already helped people in other parts of East Africa to be set free from dependency, and live a more abundant life.
Your donations will release the people of Marsabit to live such a life for themselves.
Here are some simple things you can do to help raise funds for the 2020 Bishop’s Lent Appeal.
Send a Cheque made payable to CDBF with ‘Lent Appeal’ on the reverse to Lent Appeal, Diocese of Chelmsford, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1AT.
Make a secure donation online using the link below.