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Rainbow Connection was set up in April 2006, we knit, crochet & sew rugs also jumpers, beanies and lots more for those in need overseas and here at home. We are always looking for more helpers and donations of 8 ply acrylic yarn.
At last count we have collected 1,570 rugs & bunny rugs 3,010 jumpers 1,834 beanies. There has been many other items like scarves, shawls, toys, pre loved clothes and lots of love and prayers.
These gifts have gone to Uganda, Tanzania, P.N.G., Ghana, West Africa, Tonga & Nigeria. Here at home from Burrum Heads down to the Gold Coast and some other churches plus there are many helpers who are anonymous. Thanks to everyone who has helped in anyway, please keep up the good work for these beautiful people.
Other items needed are flannelette, cord, fleecy, material suitable for quilting & patch working materials, unused & used electric blankets.
God Bless you all.
From Rainbow Connection & Marie Trounce
Some Facts About Uganda
|Population||25 million||13% urban||81% rural|
|Life Expectancy||40.4 yrs Males||38.9 yrs Females|
|Imfant Mortality Rate||137 deaths per||1000 births|
|Doctor to Patient Ratio||1:26,000|
|HIV Cases (AIDS)||1.9 million (est)|
|Access to Safe Water||46% population|
|Primary School Completion||49% Boys||25% Girls|
|Secondary School Completion||13% Boys||7% Girls|
|Main Reason for not attending Primary School||Lack of Food|
|Human Development Index (Ranking out of 160)||Australia:||3|
|Main Exports||Coffee 55%||Fish 7.4%||Tea 5.3%|
|Tobacco 4.2%||Cotton 1.4%||Cut Flowers 1.4%|