Newsletter October 2020
New Projects in South Africa
2020 has been a very exciting year for Africa Equip. We have started new projects in South Africa as well as taking the major step of purchasing a permanent home for the Choir in Eswatini, (the new name for Swaziland).
Nohbule, one of the founding girl members of the Choir, now lives in South Africa with her mother who is a teacher. Although blind she has had the vision to start a Nursery School with her mom and Africa Equip offered to support the project.
We purchased a plot of land with some small buildings that could be developed but plans have been put on hold due to the Coronavirus.
Nohbule lives in a very poor community and we have initiated another project to help support the local people. We have rented a piece of local common land and paid for ploughing and an irrigation system. Seeds were purchased and members of the community planted and tended vegetables.
The crop has been amazing and has been shared among the community from whom we had a message of thanks. They will be able to grow crops all the year which will provide essential food during this difficult period.
A new home for The Christ Worshippers Choir
Africa Equip’s vision has always been to set up a Centre for the Blind in Eswatini
Having supported the Choir for many years in a rented property, finally Africa Equip has purchased a homestead comprising of several buildings and farmland, which we plan to develop.
We now urgently need to raise £10,000 to make essential repairs and improvements to make it more habitable, and to develop the site into a Centre for the Blind.