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  1. Rural Extension with Africa’s Poor A Christian approach to development through teaching

  2. REAP’s Story

  3. Rural Extension with Africa’s Poor is a charity set up in 1999 to improve the lives of Africa’s poor through teaching REAP UK Registered Charity No. 1075121

  4. Dr Roger Sharland Founder of Rural Extension with Africa’s Poor

  5. Roger’s vision To develop a distinctively Christian approach to development which: • Shows concern for the wellbeing of the whole person and all of creation • Achieves sustainable results without the input of large financial resources • Relates to the potentials and limitations of each Church

  6. Problems in developing Africa • Culture of dependency • Call for money • Materialism leads to selfishness • Environmental deterioration

  7. Countering the problems • Dependency

  8. Moringa leaves

  9. Countering the problems • Dependency • Money

  10. African churches

  11. Countering the problems • Dependency • Money • Materialism

  12. Goats set a good example…

  13. Delivering a goat

  14. Countering the problems • Dependency • Money • Materialism • Environment

  15. Results of deforestation

  16. Soil erosion

  17. Taking the vision forward • Knowing • Teaching • Sharing • Sustaining

  18. Knowing… Roger and his team discover ways to utilise readily available resources

  19. REAP ideas…. • Roger’s experience, expertise and imagination • General knowledge and access to the internet • Other agencies • African traditional knowledge • Local needs

  20. Roger’s experience

  21. Roselle

  22. Roger’s expertise

  23. Using an ‘A’ frame

  24. Roger’s imagination

  25. Vetiver grass

  26. General knowledge

  27. Fireless cooker

  28. Explaining how it is made

  29. Other agencies

  30. Moringa powder

  31. African traditional knowledge

  32. Black stones

  33. Cooking the black stones

  34. Aloe vera

  35. Using the sap

  36. Malaria treatment

  37. Artemisia

  38. Artemisia for everyone….

  39. Other usesfor Artemisia

  40. Conserving fuel; efficient cooking

  41. Fuel efficient stoves

  42. REAP produces stove liners that don’t require firing

  43. Installation with a mud hob

  44. Mud cupboard

  45. Reversing deforestation

  46. Easter Tree Planting

  47. Establishing a new tradition

  48. Using rubbish….

  49. Milk cartons to grow seedlings in

  50. Tippy Taps