Jersey aid worker supports practical help for charities

Kenyan school children
Image caption The Good News Trust is involved in school building projects in Kenya

A Jersey man appointed an MBE for his charity work has said practical help can be more useful than cash donations.

Jim Caulfield, an aid worker with Jersey's Good News Trust, is now spending most of his time in Africa.

He has spent about 10 months of the past year at Kisumu near Lake Victoria in Kenya.

The Good News Trust is involved in various projects in Kenya, including building schools and providing local communities with clean drinking water.

Following a great storm in Kenya last November, hundreds of homes were destroyed in the Kisumu area and Mr Caulfield has been helping to rebuild houses.

Mr Caulfield said he believed offering practical help where it was needed most could be more valuable than putting money in a collecting tin.

He was appointed an MBE for his work in Kenya in the New Year Honours for 2010.

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