The Raven Trust provides practical, direct support to needy communities in Malawi, East Africa.
The Tale of the Kwenderana Partnership
The Church of Scotland congregations had supported and helped the folk in Ekwendeni for over 20 years. The connection became even closer when neighbouring churches Busby, Giffnock South, Greenbank and Williamwood joined together to form the Kwenderana Partnership 9 years ago. (Kwenderana means Walking Together) In November 2009 a covenant was signed between those churches and Ekwendeni CCAP church to confirm a Partnership, the main purpose of which is to support each other in prayer and by sending help in material ways. They also involve the local community and schools in their work
Since the partnership was set up there have been several exchange visits and they have sent hundreds of boxes of clothing, bedding, household goods, stationery, educational materials, medical equipment and tools to Ekwendeni and these are distributed by the Kwenderana Committee in Malawi, not only in Ekwendeni, but also in the villages and through Prayer Houses in the outlying area. They have also sponsored children through secondary education and raised money to repair boreholes and help with building school classrooms