Social Action

Special Cause for November:

AQUAID

Aquaid Promotional Film

Aquaid Lifeline Fund is a Cambridge based charity with a focus on the country of Malawi, which is one of the world’s poorest countries. The work of Aquaid Lifeline is mainly concerned with the care and education of orphaned and needy children.

It is a shocking fact a Malawian woman lives with a 1 in 7 chance of dying in childbirth, which leaves a large number of orphan infants with relatives who often cannot feed themselves and their own families.

Aquaid Lifeline operates an infant rescue programme, so that support begins for some of our 3000+ dependents virtually at birth. Since the charity was founded in 1999, we have built an orphan village at Namisu, built 2 schools, both of which are the top schools in their zone; we have also built and staffed 2 clinics, and 9 daycare centres, with an average of 120 orphans at each. Each daycare centre benefits from its own clean water supply, its own agricultural projects, and in some cases a simple solar powered irrigation system for the year-round growth of vegetables. In addition, facilities have been provided for the manufacture of clothes at each centre,so that the emphasis is on self-sufficiency. Staff include a trained qualified teacher, an administrator, cooks, cleaners, security guards
and assistant teachers. Regular healthcare visits are made by our experienced pediatric nurse.

Due to the importance we place on self-sufficiency, we are able to care comprehensively for a daycare orphan for a cost of just £6 per month. None of the contributions which are made to AquAid Lifeline Fund are used for administration. All the co-ordinator’s expenses are privately paid for by family members, so that every penny goes directly to the point of need.

Donations to the ‘Aquaid Lifeline Fund’ can be placed in the envelopes to be found in the church chairs, and may be gift-aided. Many thanks! You can be sure they will be well used!

Stephen Thornton