Christmas Appeal – Shining a Light in South Africa

Every year Missio, our parent charity, run a Christmas Appeal benefiting a Mission Together children’s project. This year the focus is on Nazareth House.

Nazareth House is in a poor area of South Africa, with low employment, acute poverty and high rates of HIV. It provides a home for children who can’t stay with their families. Many have been orphaned or abandoned; some are learning to live with HIV.

These children are amongst the lucky ones; placed in Nazareth House, where the Sisters of Nazareth can care for them. But because the house is in a poor and unstable area, power cuts are common. They can last for hours. The children can’t do their homework, read or play. And they’re afraid; anxious that life beyond the security gates might creep in when there is no light.

The Sisters of Nazareth need a generator: their very own power supply so the fear that comes when the lights go out need never come again. And you can help us provide it.

A new generator costs just £32,800. Will you join us this Christmas in giving the Sisters and children of Nazareth House the special gift of light and electricity?

You can find out more about Missio’s Christmas Appeal and make a donation by visiting

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