Waikerie Fruit Project

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The project is a cooperation between the UCA and Almost Organic and involves fruit grown by members of the Waikerie Christian Churches and other growers and is subject to availability. Since 2006 the Waikerie Fruit Project has provided Riverland fruit and goods to over 40 congregations in both city and country SA.

By buying the products available through this project congregations (and your neighbours, friends, family, colleagues, ecumenical networks) throughout SA have an opportunity to support Riverland growers to receive a fairer price for their produce and help to keep them on their properties.

It is clear that the effects of the drought in the Riverland are not finished, especially for those who have continued farming but with new and increased debt and overheads. It is envisaged that the impact of the drought will really hit hard when drought assistance offered to fruit growers for the last three years ends on 31st of March 2012, despite the results of the harvest.

With every sale through the Waikerie Fruit Project, 5% goes towards funding the purchase of additional medicines for the community medicine shop on Numfor, in the Biak Islands, West Papua, Indonesia. This supports medical projects to help combat malaria and tropical sores, and increases the availability of basic medicines to benefit people in West Papua, Indonesia, particularly in Biak, Numfor. People travel long distances in order to purchase medicine at an affordable price.

Fruit orders are received by the second Monday of each month and Graeme Cavanagh, from Waikerie, delivers them to Adelaide, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

The goods are available at Pilgrim U.C. on the fourth Sunday.
Payment : Cash on delivery at Pilgrim U.C.

For further information see Trev and Ann on Sunday morning at Pilgrim.
Alternative contact details are on the order form.

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