Andrew and Maria Leake live in the Salta region of N. Argentina.
Andrew now has a full-time position with Compassion International supporting National Offices worldwide as they grapple with the devastating impacts of climate change on children living in poverty. He finds that amid the often-overwhelming negative news on climate, it is encouraging to witness local churches across the globe stepping up to the challenges.
The Leakes have been successfully supporting efforts to secure the land rights of the indigenous people through the Church Mission Society, CMS. They continue to do this through the charity they set up, Fundación Refugio. Maria has been awarded a distinction for her Certificate in Christian Rural Environmental Studies run by Ripon College Cuddesdon (Oxford) based upon her work with the indigenous Wichi people in Tartagal in the Chaco.
To find out more about Compassion International, visit their website: www. https://www.compassion.com