Frustrated by the UK election results?
Concerned Clegg will sell your soul to Cameron?
Don’t believe anything you do can make a difference to the world?
You can make a huge difference – here’s how:
* In many poor countries children cannot go to school unless they have uniforms. It costs just £4 in Tanzania to provide two uniforms and a few exercise books and pens for a child – but when you are dirt poor that’s a huge sum.
Four pounds can change a life
* There are millions of people who are blind from cataracts and, therefore, utterly destitute. A charity hospital in Dar es Salaam will perform a cataract operation for £10 – not that they turn anyone away.
Ten pounds to see again.
* Tens of millions of people contract the worst form of malaria because they have no protection against mosquitoes. It costs less than £1 to supply someone with a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide.
One pound to protect someone from a deadly disease.
* It costs as little as £25 to help a woman buy a reconditioned sewing machine so that she can run a little business and feed her family.
Twenty-five pounds to give a family a future
* It costs approximately £500 to build two water points that will provide a decent water supply for a village of a few hundred people. This means the women and children no longer have to walk many miles every day to collect water that is often rank and disease-ridden.
Five hundred pounds to transform a village
* It costs £35 to cover all school costs for a child in primary school for a year.
A child who can read is a child with a future.
* For £100 a year a teenage boy girl can be taught a skill – carpentry or dressmaking or even computer skills. They become self-sufficient and the whole community benefits. The future looks brighter.
£100 for a real chance in life.
Please click donate … thank you so much
So far I’ve raised over £1200 for Kitchen Table Charities Trust to support projects like those outlined here – I want to get to £5000 – please help … this time you really can make a huge difference – every penny goes to the people who need it most.
(c) Ellie Stoneley & Kitchen Table Charities Trust 2010