"Where there is no love, put love, and there you will find love."
- St John of the Cross
Creative Global Renewal Projects exists to enable sustainable holistic design, manufacture and marketing of quality ''hand made one of a kind.-product'' in fair trade with shared profit. We exist to nurtUre creativity, as to bring about pure possibility and the MANUFACTURING of quality lasting and respected product. The wellbeing of the creator/WORKER and their uniqueness is paramount. We see this as important to wellness in all our societies. We desire and end to the focus on a 'throw away' 'no value' society in our manufacturing process. We encourage the care of the workers and the design of the program is focused on the nurture of potential, education and supports the holistic wellbeing of a number of circles of women and their fair trade manufacutring around the globe. These circles
( hives ) align and work together when needed for the greater good of all particularely when developing projects that support food security, agriculture and medical best practice, such as maternal health.
The Lopit people are an ethnic group found in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan. Traditionally, they refer to themselves as donge (plural) or dongioni (singular). The Lopit number 80,000 to 100,000 people living in the Lopit area, in the Lopit mountains which extend from the east to the north of Torit.
The Lopit area borders Pari to the north, Bari to north west, Lokoya and Otuho to the west, Otuho and Dongotono to the south, and Toposa and Boya to the east. Lopit comprises 55-57 villages. Imehejek is the headquarters of Lopa county and is located in the Lopit area. There are four payams (administrative areas) in the Lopit area: Imehejek
(eastern / centre), Lohutok and Hejuhiteng (south), Harihilo (north), Longiro and Bule (western / centre).
LOPIT FOOD DELIVERY..!
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Container of Care Aids Fire Victims in South Sudan
On Feb. 21, 2012, a fire swept through the Locaruk village in the Lopit Mountains of South Sudan, burning everything to the ground and leaving more than 5,000 Lopit people without homes or possessions.
When news of the devastating fire reached Australia, members of the Lopit community in Melbourne contacted the Bumblebee Global Renewal Projects Cooperation Circle. The Australian CC has aided other victims of natural disasters by finding and filling entire 40-foot shipping containers with food, clothing and emergency supplies – and by making the containers part of their donation.
While Bumblebee members put out a call for clothing, food, medical supplies, sewing machines, organic seeds, hand tools, school books and construction materials (including a water tank), students from St. Gerard’s Primary School in North Dandenong painted the inside of the container with designs inspired by Lopit culture. Bumblebee members hope the container will be used as an emergency shelter – and perhaps as part of the rebuilt Locaruk village.
On Oct. 19, at a special Children’s Mission Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Bishop Vincent Boi Na of Ghana blessed a special cross made from Australian redgum. The cross, a gift of the St. Gerard’s students, will accompany the other items in the Bumblebee container as a symbol of hope and of connection between the two communities.
The container departed Melbourne aboard the Safmarine Mulanje on Oct. 30, and is expected to reach Locaruk in early January.
In addition, the Bumblebee CC has continued to work closely with members of the local Lopit community in Melbourne. With the help of advisors from St. John’s Regional College, Bumblebee chair and founder Pauline Crosbie has helped a group of Lopit women develop a cooking group called Ngeita – “running feet” – selling handmade biscuits, sweets and traditional sauces and preserves.
After the success of the project, and with the training of the Lopit women in the kitchens, The Executive invited a member of the Longiro Payam, Obura Gringi to travel to the Lopit Mountains and to visit all the Payams and to access the needs of the people.-and to create dialogue with the Payams chefs to develop a circle of understanding and unity of Purpose
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