How do we go about building a relationship with a Partner that provides benefit to the poorest over decades? It is in truth somewhat serendipitous. The right meetings at the right moments, needs apparent, resources available and rapport developing quickly between people from very different backgrounds: “moving in mysterious ways”!
The support of all our Partners in southern India evolved from correspondence in the 1970s between Miriam and the late Bro James Kimpton, the founder of Reaching the Unreached in the Theni District of Tamil Nadu. During trustee’s visits, introductions were made to people who had vision for the service they wished to provide to their communities. When we were convinced of their worth and had the resources available, the support started.
Our Partners in Kenya and South Africa were introduced by long-term supporters John and Rosemary Rowlands who were directly involved with what is now CODI and knew of the Loaves & Fishes Network through family.
What next? The Fund has supported organisations all over the world in its 75 years; why should that stop?