Weberek Water Project

In 2002 the NGO Youth With A MISSION (YWAM) in Dili heard of a small village in the South of the Island which had lost its main source of clean water. The village pump had been destroyed by the retreating Militia and they were left with only wet season shallow wells. The villagers were walking…

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Help Palestinian Women Shine

“Shine” Women’s Empowerment Course in Palestine.   The goal of the Shine program is to inspire women to reach for their goals and be all they can be, even though they live with certain limitations in culture, religion and society. “Shine” is a personal development program run over 9 weeks where women are empowered to recognise…

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Lebanon School Update

[two_third extra=”” anim=””] “Now we have hope we have a future!” he said to me.   I asked: “What happened?” and he answered “my son Dawoud can now read and he is the first one in our family to read, thank you so much.”[/two_third] [one_third extra=”” anim=””][imic_button colour=”btn-danger” type=”enabled” link=”http://www.paramarcia.org/donate-to-our-work-in-the-middle-east/” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-lg”]Donate Now[/imic_button][/one_third]   Dawoud is…

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World Refugee Day

We seem to find ourselves in a polarised society, with one group of people “pro” and another “against” refugees.  I don’t like to play into the political dichotomy on this issue because I don’t think it much helps anyone. Let me tell you where my heart beats. The ABC are having a war on food…

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Para Marcia is Changing

Things are changing for Para Marcia. When I first joined with Geoff, Lucinda and the team to set up an organisation for the work going on in Timor, it was to join my business, logistics and IT skills with the work they were already doing, to consolidate the support and add a bit of structure…

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Rotary Inner Wheel Wishart Ladies

The ladies from Rotary Inner Wheel have been providing us with birthing kits and ‘days for girls’ kits for us to take over to East Timor.  Recently our own Lucinda was invited to go and hang with the Rotary ladies and see them in action.  The work that these ladies do has moved me in…

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