Yes, it's that time of year when we are planning on how we will spend our Christmas; with family, friends, neighbours and the same will be for the villagers of Muyembe. This year we are putting on a festive celebration for the children of Muyembe, particularly the children who live in the remote peasant villages. We are will have entertainment from Home of Talent, some food and hopefully some small gifts of a pencil and maybe a sweet or two. If you are looking for an unusual gift for your loved ones why not gift a goat, a chicken, some pots and pans. You can do this by either donating via our JustGiving page or contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like something more personal. We also have one of our supporters, Solly Clark running the Dubai marathon in January and raising funds for AVS, you can donate by going to Solly's fundraising page by clicking on this link.
The objective of this project, based in rural eastern Uganda, is to motivate expectant mothers or mothers with young babies to attend the health centre and help to reduce infant and mother mortality rates in the area. The Mama Bag will provide basic items to help with hygiene and care for new-borns and their mothers. Each expectant mother is required to attend the health centre clinic at least twice before they can receive their Mama bag. Each bag contains items such as rubber gloves, cotton wool, vaseline, sanitary pads and a selection of new born baby clothing. We would like to raise enough money to send a cubic meter of baby clothing out to Uganda. This is a lot of clothing supplied by supporters of AVS. To donate click here.

We told you recently about some of our supporters who are running the Ugandan marathon this month. So far they have raised almost £5,000! This money could fund up to 10 secondary school students education, accommodation and field trips for a year or provide food, cleaning, charcoal for cooking for up to 60 girls at our hostel or provide Mama bags which include sopa, rubber gloves, vaseline, cotton wool, sanitary wear and baby clothing for up to 60 pregnant women every month for two year.
THANK YOU Louise & Rob!

The last rain was before Christmas and the dry spell that has destroyed crops. The great majority of the villages are facing severe food shortage and we are looking to raise funds for up to 6 high-quality, human powered treadle irrigation pumps, each costs £120 each. They are easy to install and operate with no tools required. They can irrigate up to 2 acres of land per day and can pull water up to 23 feet (7 meters in new money) and weighs 35lbs (16kg). They are also durable, rust resistant, highly efficient with guaranteed quality.Please donate here JustGiving

Working with The Farmers Guide Uganda we are training the AVS women groups in sustainable farming and agribusiness. The main aim is to improve these womens livelihoods through training to improve their yields and income and standards of living. More information on our development will be available soon. We have also completed training over 100 women on modern sustainable agriculture and agribusiness which we hope will give our womens groups a better and more successful way of growing and cultivating crops.

Contact AVS

Phone: +44 (0)7825 650127

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By Post: Marie Cates
1 Cockpit Cottages, Cockpit Road
Great Kingshill
Bucks HP15 6ER

African Village Support is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with registration number 1164318.


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