The Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñecar regularly supports two local projects:
The Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Nerja
The sisters of this religious order have been working hard to raise 2 million euros to build a residential home for 65 elderly people in need.
The home is now open but they will continue to need funds to support their work.
Meanwhile, the sisters are continuing to serve those who are sick and those who live alone.
Some of these simply need someone to sit and talk with them, but others require a complete package of care and the sisters might go to their homes up to three times a day to get them out of bed in the morning, feed and wash them, and help them back to bed at night.
The sisters who form the community in Nerja look after on average 12 sick people each day.
During 2016 we gave the proceeds of our Carol Service (€750) to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan to support their work.
Caritas in Almuñecar and Nerja
Caritas in Spain works on social justice issues, supporting those with health problems and those who are unemployed.
In Almuñecar, Caritas runs two distribution centres for poor families where food and other necessary items for babies and children are given to those in need.
In Nerja, there is a distribution centre in the Church of El Salvador on the Balcon de Europa. Members of our congregations make regular donations towards food and household items which support these centres.
We also support a number of other charities including:
Water Aid’s mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
Bangladesh – water, sanitation and hygiene education. This picture shows clean water delivered by Water Aid Projects
Tanzania – safe and unsafe water.
These pictures taken in 2007 in Tanzania illustrate water being sourced from “safe” sources on the right and “unsafe” sources on the left.
During 2014 we donated €520 to Water Aid
In 2009 we participated in Christian Aid’s “Count your Blessings” in which we responded every day through Lent to help in the fight against global poverty.
Our gifts of over 500€ went to help vulnerable children in South Africa, including those affected by HIV, such as Nomfundo (left), left to care for her brothers and sisters when their parents died of HIV-related illnesses.
In recent years, we have taken part in Quizaid and raised £100 in 2010 and £150 in 2011 and €525 in 2013 at Harvest-time for Christian Aid.
The Diocese of Peru
Our Lent Appeal for 2011, 2012 and 2013 has been for the Anglican Diocese of Peru with which our Archdeaconry is linked and for the work of Bishop Bill Godfrey there.
We have raised over €2,000 in total.