How do we work?
We have built up a network of volunteer helpers in the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Zambia and Kenya. This wonderful group deliver practical support for displaced farmers and their families arriving in new countries – support which vastly enhances anything that modest funding can achieve.
Typical Helper work will include:
• Provision of advice and guidance for new arrivals, and help with often daunting bureaucracy
• Help to find accommodation and basic furnishing and household goods
• Contact with recruitment agencies and related charities
• Act as a sympathetic ear or sounding board so they can discuss worries and problems, and to keep in touch until they are established. Such worries and problems can lead to a very wide range of supportive activities (see “What do we do and how do we do it?”)
In recent years the Trust has helped about 300 farm families and with your help we could do much more.