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Welcome to Amigos' July Newsletter!

The trainees at Kira Farm are over half way through their year now and if you follow Amigos on Facebook you'll have spotted plenty of great stories on their progress. During a two week break back home all their families were pleased to witness their new skills, positive attitude and ability to earn money!

After years of fine tuning the Kira programme is now achieving a 100% success rate - all of the 2014 Kira graduates have set up thriving small businesses, enabling families to eat properly, buy medicine and send children to school. Incredible!

Swift Success

Masonjust 6 months after graduating from Kira, has built his family their first toilet and is providing his household with three meals a day thanks to the construction skills he acquired at Kira. Similarly, Ruth  (pictured above) has done a fantastic job of teaching her family, and village, about health and hygiene. Kira is very much a hand-up, rather than a hand-out, and we're thrilled it's working. Find out more about Kira here
 

Change the Nation!

The workshops for the leaders of the conservation farming groups are going great guns. Thanks to the training he received Pastor Albino says he has restored his relationship with his rebellious son, set up a marriage course at his church to address domestic violence, and is buying land to broaden his community's conservation farming programme. 'I believe through this training we can change the nation!' The groups are doubling their crop yields which means families have enough to eat and an excess to sell.

A Life-Saving Goat

When sponsored child Joy gave birth her baby's future looked bleak. The family were so poor that baby Noreen was malnourished and frequently ill. Amigos gave Joy's family a Saanen goat and now the baby is in full health and Joy can go back to school.

Saved from Marriage

Peruth, 20, felt suicidal at the prospect of being forced to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather. She escaped to Kira and when she graduated she used her new tailoring skills to save up enough money to train as a midwife. 'I could make lots of money in Kampala, but I went back to my village to help girls who are affected by early marriage because that could have been me. Isn't it amazing I returned as a midwife instead!' Read Peruth's story here
Meet William, Samuel and Eveline and hear how they changed their own lives for the better after one year at Kira Farm.
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Events

Saturday 18 July: Pilton Festival, Barnstaple

We'd love to see you at Pilton's annual, legendary, celebration! We'll have a stand selling African crafts, Saltrock clothing and we'll be doing a spot of face painting too. Find out more here
 

Wednesday 5 August: North Devon Show, Umberleigh Showground

It's bound to be a great day out! Come and check out the Saltrock clothing we have for sale - all proceeds go directly to Amigos' projects in Uganda. Find out more
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