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The price of a life

Life was already tough for eight-year-old Jemma, when she was involved in a terrible road traffic accident which could have killed her. Jemma lives with her grandmother and five half-sisters, near Kampala, Uganda, in a two-roomed house with a dirt floor. Her father is dead, and her mother is physically and mentally disabled, so her grandmother has been her sole carer since she was one week old. This fragile family are very poor and cannot afford bedding, so they sleep on old rugs bundled up to make a mattress. Jemma’s grandmother works in a nearby...

Growing change in a cashless economy

It seems that there is literally no cash around! I was so glad I had been forewarned and had brought our small denominations of US dollars to use whilst in Zimbabwe. I was travelling out to see the team at the Houtberg Childcare Centre in Chipinge, to see how they were getting on with a large irrigation project, which Global Care had been able to fund through a grant from a major donor.