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STRONG WOMEN, STRONG BABIES!

Thanks to our wonderful Village Birth Attendant Volunteers and CFK sponsors and donors for keeping Kiriwinan mothers and babies safe.

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New Year greetings to all! We are excited to begin another year filled with opportunities to make a difference. We look forward to collaborating with everyone to bring about positive change!

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Let’s recognise and appreciate the tireless efforts of VBAs like this one from Oseisuya Village who are making a real difference in maternal and newborn health.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the amazing Kiriwinan community, our invaluable partners, generous sponsors, hard working volunteers and kind-hearted donors for empowering us to continue our mission of serving those in need. Your unwavering support is the driving force behind our success, and we couldn’t have come this far without your selfless contributions. Thank you for being an essential part of our journey towards making the world a better place! xxx

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Yesterday evening, we had a meeting with our CFK directors and in-country manager to discuss our successes in 2023 and to plan for 2024. We are grateful for this lovely group of people who are helping to continue the legacy of our founder, Margaret Lawton. Today marks the ninth anniversary of her passing, and we miss her every day. Margaret’s spirit guides all CFK decisions, along with the spirit of her husband, the Reverend Doctor Ralph Lawton. We are thankful for the time we had with them, and we know that their presence made the world a better place.

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The most wonderful Margaret Lawton

Looking for a unique Christmas gift that gives back? Our CFK photo reflection of 2023 Desktop Calendars is an excellent choice. These calendars come with a recycled plastic desktop case stand and free postage within Australia. Plus, all funds raised from these calendars go towards our ongoing CFK work, which is helping to save lives.

Our calendars feature stunning photographs while being an ethical and environmentally friendly choice. They make for a perfect gift for your loved ones while contributing towards a good cause.

Purchase one or many of our calendars today and make a positive impact on the world. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to give back while also receiving a beautiful and practical gift. Add it to your Christmas list now!

Purchasing by clicking on this link: https://caringforkiriwina.org.au/product/cfk-desk-calendar-2024/

When you go to the checkout, add your postal address in the comments section or email info@caringforkiriwina.org.au

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Features:
All Clear Design – 100% Transparent
Folds Back to a 45 Degree Angle
Perfect for Desktop Calendars
Highest Quality Materials & Craftsmanship
Durable Design

Case Size: 96 x 96mm x 12mm
Insert Size: 93 x 93mm.

Our CFK VBAs are off to a great start in their new office and we couldn’t be more excited! We are absolutely thrilled to receive photos and videos from their first leaders meeting. Seeing our team working together in this new space is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing these moments with us!

Thanks again to the MBPHA and Losuia Health Centre for making this all possible.

Stay tuned for more updates 👏👏👏

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We installed these pumps four years ago to provide clean drinking water to remote villages. Thanks to these pumps, many lives have been saved. However, the pumps need regular maintenance, which requires money. Would you be willing to donate $5 a month to help us maintain these pumps? Your donation will help hundreds of villages gain access to clean drinking water, which is crucial for good health and wellbeing.

Here are photos from our in-country manager, Toks Bwaina’s, most recent trip to Kiriwina last week. The purpose of the trip was not only to check on the status of the food security program but all our programs, including the water pumps for the clean drinking water project. He meet the VBA’s and deliver the birthing kits, lanterns, uniforms, medicines etc to them and the to the Losuia Health Volunteer. Toks also delivered more dignity kits to the Kiriwina High School.

Thank you to all our wonderful donors and sponsors… more help is needed to fix our water pumps; many are requiring parts and labour :(.

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It is a joy that we can be a part of Margaret ‘s vision to improve the lives of the people of Kiriwina. We value our connection to this work which is life-giving and enriching in providing access to healthy birthing, addressing food security and clean water, and supporting the education of students in a very remote part of our world.

The Convenor of the Yarralumla Uniting Church Arts and Crafts Committee, Lynne Thomson.

Our eternal gratitude goes out to the Yarralumla Church congregation for their ongoing support for the Rev Dr Ralph and Margaret Lawton‘s life’s work and legacy.

Kamatokisi!

Featured photo: Yarralumla Uniting Church delegation photographed with members of the Lawton family and a film crew from New Zealand Bible Society on our 2012 trip to Kiriwina for the Kiriwinan bible dedication.

The subsequent film of the 2012 Kiriwina Bible dedication can be seen at the following link: https://caringforkiriwina.org.au/about/rev-dr-ralph-lawton-and-margaret-lawtons-translation-work/

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