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Welcome to Amigos' June Newsletter!
Kira Farm duo extraordinaire, Josh and Mary, have been travelling across Uganda catching up with December's graduates and finding out how they're getting on. Enjoy reading the stories they heard of incredible transformation - it will make your day!
Love, Team Amigos 

'I wasn't willing to look dirty anymore'

Anthony, 21, used to make mud bricks to survive and had very little to eat. He leaped at the chance to acquire vocational skills at Kira Farm and has since found work in the construction industry and provided employment for five young people.

With his new income Anthony has bought his family mattresses so they don't have to sleep on the floor and he has built them their own tap so they can wash their hands. Everyone is visibly healthier. Read this young man's amazing story.

'I Never Imagined People Would Admire Me'

Jessica, 20, spent her childhood working as a house girl, enduring hard physical labour with little to eat. Today she runs a successful tailoring business, is helping other young girls and is paying for her youngest sibling to go to school.

'People often stop by my workshop and admire my life - it's unusual to see a young girl running a business in such a competitive area. It makes me cry because I never imagined, in my whole life, that anyone would ever admire me.'

She adds: 'Kira Farm didn't just give me the opportunity to learn new skills, it gave me the opportunity to live a normal life and be loved.' Read Jessica's incredible story.

The Poster Boy for Kira Farm!

Bernard was orphaned at the age of 4 and grew up in extreme poverty. At Kira Farm he got back his lost childhood and just 6 months after graduating he is:

*Employed as a school tailor
*Teaching restorative justice techniques in a local school
*Training 49 people in conservation farming
*Taking responsibility for his daughter
*Providing 3 meals a day for his family 
Don't miss Bernard's full story!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!
Would you like to help young people like Anthony, Jessica and Bernard transform their lives through the work of their own hands? For £5.00 a month you can support a committed young person to learn vocational skills to lift their families out of poverty.

A Tree of Life

This little girl has just received a moringa sapling. It might not look like much but it will help her grow into a healthy young woman. How? 

Moringa is a powerhouse of nutrients and medicinal chemicals and is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron and protein. It's big news in a region where children are malnourished.

All of the saplings have been grown by Kira Farm trainees to help people - particularly children - in the Kaliro region broaden their diet.

Children in the sponsorship programme have been busy writing letters to all their wonderful supporters. Big thanks to all our child sponsors for their commitment to a more educated world.
A huge thank you to Maurice, Nadine and Max for raising a phenomenal £2000 at the North Devon Model Railway Show. £2000 will train 75 rural mums in farming skills, enabling them to grow enough food to feed their families and have a surplus to sell to pay for essentials such as medicine and children's school fees. Massive appreciation to Osborns Models and Shady Lane Models.
Big thanks to Sam and Christine Chandler who raised £500 for Amigos with their Bluebell Walks at Chenson Farm. Wonderful! We really appreciate you!
This 7 minute video summarises the ethos of Amigos very well - we want to equip people to transform their own lives. With your help we can give some of the most deserving people in Uganda a hand up, rather than a hand out.

THANK YOU! 

Thank you so much to everyone who so generously donates to Amigos, we really appreciate you. You are the lifeblood of our work! We are so grateful that you choose to stand with us and believe in a better future for some of the poorest people in Uganda. You are Amigos!
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