From strength to strength

Dona Vicencia of the rural women’s group in Cristina Castro is proud to show Rosalba how the micro loan provided by VinB is helping families to generate additional family incomes.

Old friends new projects

Old friends new projects

In the early 1990’s Rosalba and Dona Vicencia were instrumental in setting up the Rural Women’s Group in Cristino Castro.

The group continues to meet and support the concerns of rural women.

The group recently received a micro loan to  help them to buy materials for their cottage industry producing handicrafts for sale in the local community.

The project is going so well that the group is repaying the loan with advanced repayments. Once repaid the monies will be used to support other families and communities.

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Learning the indigenous way

Children from St Thomas’s Primary School in Garstang experience some of the customs, culture and challenges facing indigenous communities living in the Amazon Rain Forest at Lee House in the forest of Bowland.

Preparing for prayer

Preparing for prayer

Living in harmony with nature and humanity is not easy when  land grabbers and loggers see £’s and $’s where you see beauty, life and interdependence.

Standing up for your rights, resolving conflict without violence, living simply and giving thanks for the beauty, bounty and wonder of nature were just some of values experienced by the children of St Thomas’s Primary School.

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