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Five Talents:

January 2019

Five Talents Kenya and Five Talents UK are finalising the five year budget for the programme and working on the governance structure with all the Bishops involved, but meanwhile Cynthia and Leah are full steam ahead forming new Trust Groups - see the attached photos! 

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These show the training of the new Trust Group leaders, helping groups open bank accounts and raising awareness of the programme in the region

Launch ceremony October 2018

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The Bishop and Chair signed an initial Grant Agreement with Five Talents (September 2018) and Five Talents has sent their first ever grant  funding to pay the salaries of Cynthia and Leah, the new staff who have been appointed to run the programme. Thank you for making this possible! 

Year 1 of the five year programme will begin on 1 January 2019 so this is a 'bridging grant' to help with some of the initial set up and training. 

Leah and Cynthia are already in post and will be having their first Skype call with Five talents (5T) Programme Manager, Hannah, next week, once they have bought a laptop. 

As part of our support for this new link we hope to arrange exchange visits and you could be part of a visit possibly in 2020!We will also aim to pray regularly for our link diocese

Bishop Tim Wambunya

Bishop Tim Wambunya,  Bishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Butere Diocese.  This is the visionary leader that Five Talents is now working with in Western Kenya.

He has been educated in England and has worked in London.  He had a distinguished career in the Navy and in engineering before joining the ministry.  He is keen to see a Five Talents programme flourish in the Diocese of Butere.  He has committed to give free office space and his personal support to the programme.   In the areas Karen and Helen visited in March they witnessed how key the Bishop’s support is to the success of a Five Talents project. Five Talents aims to give financial services, literacy and business skills to over 2,500 households in Butere over the next 5 years


Oxtrad visit

July 2018 

A small group went to meet with Bishop Michael in July. We were able to learn more of his recent work, pray with him, encourage him and present him with a cheque for support of OXTRAD.

Diocese of Raiwind, Church of Pakistan

April 2018

Lent Collection

With thanks to God and your generosity our Lent Collection raised £1,200 in support of leadership training in the Diocese of Raiwind, Church of Pakistan. This is a fantastic response. We hope to further develop our relationship with this diocese over time. 

Five Talents

January 2018


Helen Coomber and Karen Harcombe are stepping out in faith to join a 'Learn and Return' visit to the Church of Kenya (March 10-17). They will see the transformational work of the dioceses of Nakuru and Thika in partnership with Five Talents 

Archbishop Justin Welby says,' I am pleased to be Patron of Five Talents, an organisation that, working through the local Anglican church around the world, celebrates the creative potential of enterprise to bring human flourishing and to support people in lifting themselves out of poverty'

Please pray for Helen and Karen as they go.

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