Olive & Fruit Trees
We have planted hundreds of trees to date given to families and poor farmers. All the trees are already 5 years old, so are ready to fruit. We have bought a mixture of olive, fig, orange and lemon trees.
For the poorest families in the areas we deal with we deliver food parcels with a months’ worth of supplies from flour and sugar to yeast and Za’atar.
We use local shop keepers to try and help small businesses along too.
We feel that the children of Palestine need a voice too, we have done art and photography projects with them and plan year on year to build upon this.
Sheep & Goats
Sheep and goats are a precious commodity in Palestine and are gratefully received. All animals that we buy are either pregnant or have young, so the project grows immediately.
By having a sheep or goat the family will have milk and can make their own cheese and yoghurt, they can also make money by selling any offspring they may have
Jordan Valley Projects
We have visited different areas within the Jordan Valley, we have funded in the past, medical equipment, sheep, land surveys and funding a school bus for the Bedouin children to get to school and back. We have also planted fruit and acacia trees and given a hatchery to a village. It is hard to assess the needs for this area until we are on the ground and we give financial support where we can which fits in our remit.
Domestic Irrigation System
Water is a precious resource in Palestine and is scarce. We are putting into gardens, irrigation systems to enable families to grow their own vegetables. We supply the water tanks, hoses and plants. This system uses the drip irrigation method.
Bethlehem Baby Hospital
For the past two years we have given out Christmas presents in the Caritas Children’s hospital in Bethlehem. We are expanding our presence there by helping to fund a Sensory Garden within the hospital grounds. This hospital is within the shadow of The Wall. We will be rolling out this kind of project with other hospitals within the area.