Mission Direct

Registered Charity Number 1107824

Total raised
£39353.26 + £5947.24 Gift Aid = £45300.50
+ £5669.74 Gift Aid
+ £277.50 Gift Aid

About Mission Direct

Building hope, bringing change

Mission Direct enables everyday people to make a practical and lasting difference to some of the world's most vulnerable people. We do this by making long-term commitments to our carefully-chosen partners in-country and equipping volunteers to join us for a 2-week overseas mission trip to build homes, schools/classrooms, hospitals and rescue centres etc. The impact you have and how much your time means to the local people, will change you forever!


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Current fundraising pages

David and Paula Newton Mission Direct Cambodia Jan 2020

In January 2020, we are travelling to Cambodia with a team of about 12 people organised by the charity Mission Direct, to join in with the work they are doing on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.David will be part of the main building team, helping local builders to build 'forever' homes for families forced to relocate because of government slum clearances.Paula will be part of the smaller medical team, and is likely to be involved in training local health workers in palliative care, taking part in school health promotion, and teaching nursing students, among other things!We will also be visiting a number of schools and community projects which Mission Direct have developed links with over the 12 years during which they have been working in the area. In addition we will be meeting some of the local partners who live and work in these communities, and provide continuity, in-country relationships, and local knowledge for the projects which Mission Direct support.Our fundraising is solely towards the costs of materials and resources for the work we are supporting. For the house building this will go towards:Employing local labourBricks, mortar and cementScaffoldingPaintToolsWe are fully covering all of our own costs, so every pound we raise will go towards the project. If you are able to make a donation, however large or small, it will make a real 'bricks and mortar' difference in providing safe, solid, permanent homes for families within a supportive community.For more information on our trip, go tohttp://www.cottenhambaptist.org.uk/mdcambodia2020.htmlThanks!David and Paula

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Current appeals

Cyclone Idai appeal

<p>Please support Mission Direct’s appeal to help our partners tackling the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.</p><p><br></p><p>The cyclone hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe on 15<sup>th</sup> March. It is the worst recorded tropical cyclone in sub-Saharan Africa and has affected over 2.6 million people. Winds reached 175 km/h, devastating large areas of land. People, property and crops have been washed away by rock falls, mud slides and significant flooding.</p><p><br></p><p>Many already vulnerable groups are even more exposed, including child headed families and the elderly. Thousands of people have been made homeless and are now hungry. </p><p><br></p><p><strong>Granny Francesca</strong> is an example of one of these people. She has no living relatives and lives in an informal dwelling that, although still standing, does not shelter her from the weather. Her clothes and bedding remain wet.</p><p><br></p><p>Mission Direct send mission teams to Manicaland in Eastern Zimbabwe to build school classrooms and to participate in community outreach programmes to the most needy. One of these teams had only just finished their projects the day before the cyclone arrived. We desperately want to provide assistance to the people and communities in which we have served. </p><p><br></p><p><strong><u>Who and what?</u></strong></p><p>Mission Direct believe in supporting local organisations who know the local needs best and who have the trust of their communities. Our main partner in Zimbabwe is the United Baptist Church who are particularly concentrated in Eastern Zimbabwe. They are on the ground providing emergency assistance and have well established infrastructure and capacity to coordinate activities across the whole region. </p><p><br></p><p>They have a working response plan that considers immediate to long-term aspects of this crisis. Their immediate plan is to provide food, medication, blankets, clothing, sanitary wear and assistance with burying the dead. This is to be closely followed by temporary housing and counselling services while continuing to provide basic needs. Longer term they will support more permanent rebuilding, crop and livestock resuscitation, and income generation. Long after the TV cameras have left and many western charities will have returned home, our partners will continue to serve these communities.</p><p><br></p><p>We urge you to please support our Zimbabwean partners as they meet the needs on the ground. Thank you!</p><p><br></p><p>Wil Horwood, CEO</p>

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