Our project vehicle has just broken down and we are in urgent need of a new vehicle to replace this essential resource. Without our vehicle we are unable to reach the most remote villages and communities we work with. We cannot get maize to the orphaned children or support the communities with basic necessities.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114727)
As any of you who have been out to Malawi will know, vehicles are absolutely essential to be able to access the most remote communities who without support would remain remote and detached from any kind of support. The vehicle enables our Malawian staff to be able to get out to these rural villages and bring essential supplies ‚Äì maize for the orphaned children, soap, cement and many other basic necessities. Without this vehicle our work will come to a standstill. If you can spare any funds to donate to our vehicle appeal please contact us. Our project vehicle is our one resource and without it our operations are severely and devastatingly affected. We estimate it would cost nearly ¬£10,000 to source and buy a replacement second-hand vehicle. The Joshua Orphan Care Trust works with the community, addressing the care of orphans and vulnerable children in a sustainable manner. We currently support over 5,000 oprhaned and vulnerable children and their families in southern Malawi. Each of Joshua‚Äôs nineteen communities suffer from the debilitating effects of significant poverty coupled with rising HIV/AIDS rates, poor road networks, lack of clean, piped water and electricity, and very few health and education facilities. Joshua‚Äôs key aims are to help provide a safe and secure living environment for orphans, vulnerable children and their families; to ensure good basic education and health care; and to help facilitate the provision of clean, fresh water supplies wherever possible. Joshua takes a community-driven approach to sustainable development and this is translated into action through an ever-expanding variety of education, health, feeding, water, and income-generating projects involving local people from a grassroots perspective.
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