Looking Back at Mustard Seed’s achievements up to autumn 2008
Normally in the autumn we present a brief summary of what Mustard Seed has achieved in the year. But as 2008 IS OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR we offer a brief over-view of the last 10 years.
it was in the spring that Mustard Seed Jersey was formally set up as a Simple
Charitable Trust in
In the first few years, material aid
was sent to
Within a couple of years, as progress was made, the need in some war-torn countries lessened and sadly in 2 of those original 5 countries lack of satisfactory accountability from the trusts we were working with made us decide it would be unwise even irresponsible to continue to send aid and funding there.
We began to focus more on
What have we achieved?
Over 40,000 Christmas
shoeboxes to brighten
Christmas for needy children in
More than 60 aid trips
Approaching 670,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid transported overseas.
Education: We have funded a number of education programmes – currently we run a kindergarten, 2 homework clubs, etc.
Young People: we have funded 3 rented apartments for vulnerable young women brought up in state orphanages.
We built a hostel for homeless young men brought up in state orphanages
Elderly: the very successful Adopt-A-Granny sponsorship programme has helped a number of needy pensioners.
Medical: since 2004 we have funded a doctor or nurse to run
medical and contraceptive programmes in
Food and clothing distribution: this has continued for over 10 years.
Daughter Charity set up:
Working with Alex Stroie
we set up our own charitable trust in
In just 14 months
we raised the funds & during autumn 2008 we should build our own Mustard Seed
We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all who have
helped and assisted in any way. We do believe all this has been made possible
because of the prayers of the many supporters have prayed for us and those we