March 2015

March 2015!  It’s almost here!  Next month a team of 13 people will go to serve with the people of Malawi.  We have some exciting plans and would love to encourage you to be part of them.  Along with checking in on the projects that we already support, delivering Buckets of Hope to 250 people in many villages, and the official opening of the Soccer Field at the Nan Ray School of Learning, we will also be celebrating the opening of the well at the Village of Mataka, which was directly as a result of the matching program at BYN Mellon Bank, as well as breaking ground on our second Primary School, this time in Mataka.  With a ratio of 90 students to every one teacher, a primary school is imperative to get these kids to the secondary level.  We are so excited to start this second school and so grateful for your help.  If you’d like to donate to any of these projects, we welcome the support. Special thanks to Beads On A Mission (www.beadsonamission.com) for financing the Vacation Bible School crafts!  We also want to thank St. Michael Parish, Grand Ledge, MI for sending a very generous donation specifically to finance health care.  We will be using that at the Mobile Clinic to help those suffering from AIDS.

As we distribute your “little dresses”  and “britches for boys”, we use the opportunity to teach simple lessons on clean water, sanitation, and how to stay healthy. This year we will be using some beautiful coloring book, which will not only be fun for the children but will share life saving lessons for the entire village.

LDFA Coloring books feature Little Dresses on the children!

These books cost us $1/each but they can change hundreds of lives.  Each book contains a personal message from Little Dresses for Africa as well as lessons  both English and their language, Chechewa.  As a special bonus, the children in the books are wearing little dresses and britches for boys that look just like the ones you sew! Check them out and help us take enough for all the kids!  Any donation is welcome! As always, we are so grateful for your help!!! Love, Rachel  donate here!

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