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2020 has been a tough year for a lot of us. Lockdowns and restrictions have impacted our way of life and presented many challenges. Things taken for granted in our ‘normal life’ have had to be put on hold.
But even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I believe we have a lot to be grateful for. Things that we often take for granted such as clean running water, while for almost one third of the world’s population (2.2 billion people) this remains a dream.
At Signpost International, we are striving for a more equitable world. It is our mission to walk alongside people experiencing poverty and injustice; to help them thrive and for their communities to flourish.
Since 1992 we have been able to reach many thousands of people around the world. Those without clean water, without food, and without income. However this has only been made possible as we are joined on our journey by you, our faithful Global Neighbours, like those below, who share our vision.
Ricky – “I support Signpost for the work they do, reaching out with love and compassion, bringing relief to poor communities at home and abroad. They actively seek ways to improve the health, education and living conditions to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.”
Stella – “I started supporting Signpost through the Pink project. This programme provided girls in Uganda with reusable sanitary kits. They were taught about menstrual hygiene and were empowered with knowledge and life skills on how to manage their menstruation period with dignity, so they do not need to miss school.”
Doug – “No person should have to go hungry; to not know where your next meal is going to come from, but it remains a problem here in the UK and across the world. We partner with Signpost as they work with communities to tackle food insecurity by providing training, support and education to create sustainable solutions for people who need it the most.”
Jenni – “I got the opportunity to see Signpost and their work first-hand in the Philippines and it was incredible to witness lives being changed. What I love about Signpost is that alongside giving great help to those in poverty, they also help people have confidence, hope and opportunity to change their lives for the better.”
The clean running water that we often take for granted transforms the lives of thousands when they receive it in their community for the first time. Thanks to the support of our Global Neighbours communities throughout the world now have access to safe and clean drinking water.
Having a safe water source in a community alters many aspects of life. In the village of Katuuso in Uganda young girls used to have to walk for an hour every day to collect water for them and their family. We then installed a clean water source in the village. This means the time girls used to spend collecting water can now be spent learning in school, this is over 260 hours a year. As there is now access to clean water there are fewer people who are sick, meaning less lives lost as well as less money on medication, resulting in savings for each family.
We don’t know what 2021 is going to bring but whatever happens we want to keep helping communities like Katuuso, giving people the opportunity to achieve their full potential in life.
To do this we need your help. We need the support of our Global Neighbours. By supporting this appeal, this Christmas you will be giving the gift of a better future to thousands around the globe.
Let’s keep journeying together for a more just and equitable world.
Thank you and I pray that you have a blessed Christmas.
CEO, Signpost International