Partnering with churches in Africa to spread the message of Jesus and supporting their communities with healthcare and education

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What we do

Spreading the message of Jesus 

We help with the practical needs of local churches by supplying grants and, equipment and training. 

We help them to help to put on events, particularly in rural areas, IDP camps and small towns, including discipleship sessions, conferences and evangelistic events.

Supporting healthcare

We're helping to equip health clinics, provide clean water sources such as wells and bore holes, training medical staff and providing life saving equipment including mosquito nets.

Supporting education

We've helped to provide equipment and training along with safe accommodation for young people from rural areas to stay in order to pursue their education.

Our guiding principles

Minimal overheads

All of our UK team are volunteers. We don't employ any staff and we aim to keep all overheads to an absolute minimum. We believe that as much money as possible that is donated should go direct to the people and projects in need not be spent on admin here in the UK.

Sustainable projects

Whilst traveling in Africa we have seen empty schools, broken water pumps and abandoned projects. Too often people with the best intentions have not thought about ongoing costs and funding. We try as much as possible to "kick start" projects that can become self supporting rather than things which need to rely on ongoing external funding.

Local partnerships

Projects are most likely to succeed and make a long term impact when local people feel involved. We don't want to reinforce the "white saviour complex" either in our own minds or those we work with. As much as possible we look for local people who are already doing good work and try to support them not fly in to do things ourselves.
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Who we are

Anazao was founded in 2009 by Glenn & Sue Huntington, Julie Callin and Tim Cole. Having had life changing experiences working with churches and missionaries in Africa, we felt called to use our skills and experience to make a positive difference to the people and communities we had got to know.
Julie Callin

Julie Callin

Julie has a health and care background. She currently works for a community health and care voice organisation and has a keen interest in hearing peoples stories to help improve services for all. She has visited and overseen projects in Mozambique and The Gambia. Julie’s specific focus is healthcare, safe drinking water and sustainable community farms.

Tim Cole

Tim has worked in both business and full time Christian ministry through his career. He has lead worship and spoken in churches and conferences around the world including Uganda and Tanzania. Tim has a particular focus on East Africa where he works on projects connected to evangelism, teaching and equipping local churches.

Martyn Swansborough

Martyn has a banking and financial services background. He is a mentor to business students, a regular blood donor, and an active fundraiser & volunteer for several charities at home and abroad.
Sue Waddington

Sue Waddington

Sue joined the board of Anazao in 2019. She has a particular focus on medical supply projects in The Gambia
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Anazao is a UK registered company and charity. Charity Number: 1130058. Company Number: 6900197.