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The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 5, Lessons and the Future

Residents of the Richwood Informal Settlement
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In this post—the last in the series on the Richwood informal settlement—I am going to explain what the ministry meant to me, how I grew and was challenged through it, and what the future prospects are. Read more about The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 5, Lessons and the Future

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The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 3, Nothing Illegal

Aftermath from the Richwood Evacuations
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Previously I wrote about the eviction of the residents of the Richwood informal settlement, although "evacuation" might be a more technically correct word. In this article I shall explain, as far as I understand it, why and how the evacuations happened. Read more about The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 3, Nothing Illegal

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The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 2, The Move

Remnants of Richwood shacks
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I previously wrote about how I became involved with our church's outreach ministry to the Richwood informal settlement. But what happened to it? Why am I writing under the title, "The End of Richwood"? In this article I explain what happened. Read more about The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 2, The Move

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The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 1, Introduction

Children enjoying bread and soup on a sunny winters day
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The Richwood informal settlement is no more. The hair suspending Damocle's sword has snapped and brought it down on a small impoverished community, cutting off the people from their land like a scythe through the tall spring grasses.

I realised when searching through my archives that I have never before written about Richwood here before, even though I had wanted to do so. While my friends and family know about it well, some readers here may not be aware of what I have been doing at Richwood. In this article I am therefore going to be giving a background to this story. Read more about The End of the Richwood Informal Settlement: Part 1, Introduction

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