Total Sharing disbursement for 2017 was 15,000 CHF including Harvest festival proceeds. Three (3) projects were approved in 2017 for a total amount of 15,000 CHF plus additional funding for the soup kitchen.
The two projects already announced prior to the 2017 Harvest Festival auction are shown below, with audio recordings of the announcements made at that time.
A third project has been added for 2017’s funding:
Medical care and support to women and girls affected by leprosy in South-East Nepal, 5000 CHF
The project will seek out, diagnose, treat and restore and rehabilitate some 400 women and girls affected by leprosy – 200 newly diagnosed and 200 returning leprosy patients through the Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital & Service Centre, LLHSC. The 400 women and girls will be selected from the most vulnerable among the 12,000 leprosy patients of the hospital. The program also aims to prevent the spread to leprosy in the community, cure those diagnosed early, reverse the progressive effects of leprosy causing deformity to the eyes, hands and feet.
Harvest Festival Sunday, 12 November 2017.
Our annual Harvest Festival, which took place on 12 November and finished on the 19th, was a great success, bringing in over 9’000 CHF thanks to the generous contributions of all who offered items and all who bid.
All proceeds will be sent to our two projects–
1. Care for Orphans in Gambella, Ethiopia
At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, many children in the Gambella region of Ethiopia became orphans. Young girls and boys became caretakers of their siblings, forcing them to drop out of school. The Abobo Bethel Congregation is helping to break this cycle, caring for orphans whose parents died from HIV/AIDS by providing education and financial support to families who have taken in one or more children.
Listen to the first project presentation from Sunday 5th November:
2. Earthquake Relief in Morelos, Mexico.
After the earthquake of 19 September in Mexico, more than four thousand inhabitants of Tlaquiltenango, Morelos lost their houses. The United Methodist congregation in the town is providing food, medical care, furniture, and other support to families as they struggle to rebuild their lives and community.
Listen to the second presentation from Sunday 5th November: