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Worth Abbey Parish Irundu

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Worth Abbey parishioners offer their friendship, skills and financial support to help to make a difference to the lives of people in the Catholic Parish of St Matia Malumba in Irundu, Uganda. Located on the fertile Ugandan Plateau, 2000 ft up on the shores of Lake Kyoga, Irundu has a population of 150,000, of whom 36,000 are Catholics. Irundu has no tarred roads, no piped water, no mains electricity and no organised sewage disposal.

In 2005 parishioners expressed a desire to understand and learn from life in a developing country, and also to find ways to help a community. In 2007 they formed a partnership with the Parish of St Matia Malumba, Irundu in eastern Uganda. The Friendship has made significant contributions to the health, educational and economic needs of the parish. These have included building a health centre, introducing a micro-credit scheme for loans to farmers and small businesses and providing school benches and desks.

Gaining a qualification is very important for young people in Irundu. In October 2016 we launched an appeal to raise funds for a workshop for training car mechanics. Before the training can start we need to fill the empty workshop with equipment, from welding goggles (£4) to old petrol and diesel engines (£500). Our target is to raise £5000.

Your donation will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of young people in one of the poorest parts of Uganda.

Charity No: 252878

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