Great news from the Uganda project

The CHIPS Uganda project was started in 1991, working for reconciliation between the Iteso and Karimojong tribes in NE Uganda. Since this time the team has expanded, made up of Ugandans from both tribes who live together in the border area and work in water resources, agriculture, veterinary and community development. They encourage resettlement in the border area, cross border co-operation, trade and friendship. 

Introducing Holly

We are pleased to introduce Holly to you, the latest member of the CHIPS Team. She is settling into her new role as Communications Officer and is looking forward to getting to know you all. 

Holly studied Biology at University of Bath and has been working in the Christian charity sector for 6 years. Before coming to CHIPS she was working as Manager of The SPEAK Network – a Christian prayer and campaigns charity for young adults.

She enjoys a wide range of activities, including campaigning, creating and learning.

Help us seek peace in South London - we need your support!

After months of prayer, relationship building and research, we are now preparing to step up our London project. In early 2015, we will employ a passionate and skilled Team Leader to head up this initiative.

This person's role will be to engage with the community, support our small team, set up collaborative partnerships with other organisations and plan a practical project as we seek peace in Brixton and South London. To make this possible, we will need an extra £25,000 minimum each year.

Run the Great North Run to Support CHIPS

We have 5 sought-after places in the Great North Run up for grabs! All you need to do is commit to raise a minimum of £250 for CHIPS and you can get a guaranteed place for free. We'll send you a CHIPS-branded running vest/t-shirt and give you all the help we can with organising fundraising, as well as support on the day of the race. If you'd like to find out more info or let us know your interest then please contact us here

New projects and visits to CHIPS Ghana

The team in Ghana reports that there has been excellent progress with many activities. New activities include bee keeping in Lungni, a women's group in Wulensi where CHIPS has not been working previously, the building of many more soak-aways, a significant expansion of the hygiene and sanitation work in primary schools in the area, and nutrition with households in Nakpayili, which has been enabled by training from a district expert.

There have been two separate visits to Ghana by CHIPS Trustees since our last Newsletter:

Investment pours in to support new Brixton Base


CHIPS Director Paul Rose writes:

What incredible provision God puts before us! Six months ago I wrote to you all laying out a vision for CHIPS in Brixton and seeking significant investment to help us get the property that might enable us to live in the heart of the estate.

And now, six months on, I can tell you that God moved in incredible ways through many of you and through others we had never before known to enable us to raise over £650,000 in investment!

Teso/Karamoja Border communities continue to flourish!

CHIPS Director Paul Rose was delighted to find that communities along the area where CHIPS and our partner CPAD have worked over the years were developing and seen as examples of positive inter-ethnic relationships in the region. Though issues over land continued to simmer in some areas, the good harvest of crops such as peanuts and the continued excellent growth of the staple food, cassava, enabled these areas to be safe from the threat of famine that hung over the region to the east of there.