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pdf Banzaid Annual Report - 2016

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Banzaid2016Banzaid has a good reputation – our supporters are proof of that! We have some great projects, and we have great supporters. You can read about our projects in this report. This year, Banzaid has achieved certification under the Code of Conduct of the New Zealand Council for International Development (CID). We believe that this is a big step in our ability to assure our supporters that we set a high standard in what we do.

pdf Annual Report 2015

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repoert2015We believe that God is deeply concerned with the wellbeing of people in the here and now. This is why Banzaid has such an important role to play within the mission of NZBMS. The projects we are delivering through Banzaid are bringing real-time solutions into broken, hurting communities.

pdf Annual Report 2014

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report2014As New Zealand Baptists, we should all be incredibly proud of the positive impact we are having through Banzaid’s aid and development activities. Caring for the poor, being peacemakers, and setting the oppressed free – I’m sure you’ll agree that these tenets are at the heart of what we believe and what we value as a Baptist family.

pdf Annual Report 2013

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report2013As you read through this annual report we really do hope that you are encouraged by the work Banzaid is doing. Banzaid exists to restore life and to transform communities – although there are always challenges and obstacles to overcome, I believe we are fulfilling this mission. REAL people are having their lives transformed through these projects – real people, not statistics or faceless numbers – and this is surely cause for celebration!

This year the South Asian countries of Nepal, India and Bangladesh have had record breaking monsoon rains, resulting in severe flooding in some areas. While most of our media have focused on the hurricanes that have been experienced in the Caribbean, since mid-August there has been a steady flow of reports of flooding across north India. Bangladesh is at the bottom of the rivers that carry all that flood water. All the flood water from Nepal and the northeast of India ultimately makes its way...
I am a teacher of Economics and Business Studies at James Hargest College in Invercargill. I recently took a sabbatical from teaching, and spent part of my time travelling to India. My wife and I were privileged to spend a month working voluntarily for Freeset in Kolkata and the Freeset Business Incubator in the Murshidabad district. We were providing English language, computer and business skills training for emerging leaders in the Freeset business network. During this time we also got to...