The COAT committee is continuing to meet using Zoom.
This week we have granted £1,500 to SELF HELP AFRICA to support a project in the Karonga district of Malawi.
The project is named ‘Clean Hands, Safe Hands’ and will provide each needy family with 8 bars of soap. The project will be educating local communities with information that regular hand washing with soap helps prevent the spread of many diseases, including Covid-19. It also aims to improve awareness of social distancing in staving off the outbreak of Covid-19.
COAT is continuing to support its usual Water Aid and Practical Action projects designed to help local communities help themselves and become self-sufficient. It also continues to support two VSO volunteers.
Donations to COAT can be made online at www.overseasaid.org.uk or by cheque to Barbara Whiteford, 201A Chaldon Road, Caterham, CR3 5PN.
Please make cheques payable to COAT.