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Peace mail

Peace Mails are stories from one of the people or communities that your gifts are helping. Each month we hear a new story from around the world. Peace Mails are sent to Changemakers who support this work with their regular monthly gifts. 

Below you can find the latest Peace Mail, as well as past editions, which document the incredible work being supported by Changemakers. Find out more about becoming a Changemaker here.

  • Peace Mail Volume 12 Issue 2

    You are helping to bring quality education to girls in Afghanistan. With your support, teachers can access better training and resources, and develop lesson plans that promote a positive learning environment.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 12 Issue 1

    Your ongoing support is helping to provide medical and health care programs in southern India for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees. Our aim is to ensure every refugee in the camps is able to lead a socially and economically productive life.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 12

    Thanks to your support, we are developing our village business using the natural resources that surround us. In the nearby jungle, along with
    wildlife and plants, there is high quality honey.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 11

    While refugees aren't able to work in the formal employment sector in Ethiopia, training courses give refugees new skills so that when they return home or are resettled in a safe third country, they can use their skills to earn an income.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 10

    I am writing to tell you how your support has changed my life after years of poor health. I want to share with you how much women’s health has improved in my community thanks to the wonderful education we are receiving.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 9

    It has now been one year since Cyclone Pam devastated our island nation. So much has happened and I am writing to tell you how you have made a difference in our lives every day.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 8

    The women I teach have been through so much just to reach the camps. When they get the chance to take part in our training they are excited and proud and give it their best.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 7

    Thanks to your support, I have received training in a new technique called Conservation Farming - and this has changed my life.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 6

    We ask shop owners how they are doing and if they would like to get better skills to grow their business and help to support their families.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 5

    In my work I see many young men who have nothing to do each day. It’s easy to feel trapped here. And I know that without training young people will become lost with no purpose to life.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 4

    My family fled our village in Somalia due to the conflict there. Along with many others from my country, we had to find safety or face terrible violence.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 3

    Almost two years ago, my son Jakub* was very sick. I want to tell you what happened to him and why I now have hope for my family’s future. I am Martina and with my husband and four young children I live in the countryside in South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 2

    It is now almost six months since Cyclone Pam and I wanted thank you for your gifts which have made our work here possible and to share with you what is happening in Vanuatu.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 11 Issue 1

    Before I arrived, the Taliban was in this area. There were no schools for girls and I am told you rarely saw a girl out of her home. Now my school has approximately 3,300 students.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 12

    My name is Zar* and it is a pleasure for me to tell you of my life in the Tak camps.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 11

    The training that got us through a tropical cyclone.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 10

    This is a great story of Mrs Chetti. She has received training, thanks to our Act for Peace Partners, to become one of 35 volunteer counsellors in the Tamil camps in Southern India. Hear about how she is helping others.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 9

    From Ethiopia, learn about the amazing work being done to assist refugees with medical treatment. Senay tells his story of escape from Eritrea.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 8

    In many parts of rural Pakistan, communities are unable to access basic health services due to issues of culture, cost, distance and limited government investment. Read how your gifts are supporting the work of village based midwives. These are local women who using their training and skills to bring babies safely into the world and are making a lasting change in their own communities.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 7

    In this month's Peace Mail we share with you an update about the recovery effort with a very personal story.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 6

    Read about the story of Alaghun* who is in his 5th year at Sydney’s Villawood Detention Centre. Act for Peace, with your generous support, assists the work of the Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) to offer a strong Christian voice in the debate about refugees and asylum seekers.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 5

    This month read about the great work being done in Zimbabwe with rural communities. Through your generous monthly gift, conservation farming practices are being taught to family so they can provide for themselves and nurture the land the live on.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 4

    Our October Peace Mail comes to us from Amel* who is a nurse in our clinics in Gaza. She bravely shares with us her experiences during the recent crisis and how her family are coping. Your generous monthly gifts provide for the clinic she works in.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 3

    The September Peace Mail comes to you from the Okkur Refugee Camp in Southern India where Sri Lankan refugees are trained to be health workers to assist their fellow internees as well as provide them with skills that can be used once they return to their homes. Read all about Chaturi and Shamini’s amazing story of care and recovery.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 2

    August's Peace Mail is from Myanmar where your monthly gift is making a difference in the lives of children who are trapped in slave labour. Our partner, the Myanmar Council of Churches works across communities and with the law to release children and return them to their families. Let Saw Law La tell you his story here.

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  • Peace Mail Volume 10 Issue 1

    This month’s Peace Mail arrives from Afghanistan where you are helping girls all over the countryside attend school. Act for Peace and CWS P/A are working in communities to educate parents about the importance of schooling girls through to enrolment & attendance. Absham shares his wonderful story.

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