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£1,035raised of £1,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,035 to help fund a training project for girls in Mekelle, Ethiopia to run a poultry business to learn life-skills & earn a life-saving income

    Funded on Tuesday, 16th October 2018

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    Based at St. Vincent's House in Mekele, Ethiopia the Daughters of Charity led by our friend Sr. Medhin Tesfay we are aiming to support 38 young women and their families gain sustainable business skills and assistance to offer a permanent pathway out of poverty for them and their families.
Training will be offered in poultry, vocational and skills training.
8 students will be funded to attend college based training.
20 women will be trained for petty trade and skill development.
10 women and their families will be offered poultry training and given chickens to start their trading.
The complete project will cost in the region £7000. We raised £3,500 last year & are trying to raise some of the funds via this page before we go to Ethiopia this November.

    How you can help

    £240 will pay for one of the 8 women to attend college for 10 months, 
£145 will pay for the business start up costs of one of the 20 women, 
£75 will pay for the chickens for one of the women
, £20 will pay for the training in poultry, business and skills development for one of the women
, £7.50 will pay for one chicken and its feed for the first year



    • Anna Bourke4 months ago
      Anna Bourke

      Anna Bourke

      4 months ago

      We have £1035 in JustGiving donations and have already sent it to the community in Mekelle. There will be more to send when the final donations are transferred. The project coordinator in Ethiopia, Medhin, sent an email this morning Well done! You have secured a lot of money. A message from Medhin, Please extend my heartfelt gratitude to your family members and friends for their generous and very kind donations towards the livelihood program for poor families. May God bless and reward each one. In gratitude Sr. Medhin

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    • Anna Bourke4 months ago
      Anna Bourke

      Anna Bourke

      4 months ago

      We have raised £885 through on-line donations and a total of £1340 when off-line donations are added. So, we have exceeded our £1000 target thanks to your generosity. We will report back on the poultry project when we return from our trip to Ethiopia, to meet some of the women running the small business projects. With your help, chickens are changing lives!THANK YOU, Anna & Veronica

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    • Anna Bourke5 months ago
      Anna Bourke

      Anna Bourke

      5 months ago
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    6 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/15/2018 06.27



    • Anonymous


      Oct 14, 2018

      Well done Vron and Anna. We're happy to be able to support the project. Ethna and Eddie x


    • Anonymous


      Oct 14, 2018

      Have a great trip Anna and Vron! x


    • Rose Mabbitt

      Rose Mabbitt

      Oct 6, 2018


    • Peter and Lynne

      Peter and Lynne

      Oct 1, 2018



    • Mary Charlton

      Mary Charlton

      Sep 30, 2018

      Great work Anna and Veron!Love Mary & Phil


    • Silvia Bottinelli

      Silvia Bottinelli

      Sep 28, 2018

      Dear Anna,I wish this project all the success it deserves.Silvia, Sachin, Alexander + Asher


    • Alice Pasq and Lena

      Alice Pasq and Lena

      Sep 26, 2018

      Sounds like a wonderful project. Best of luck Anna


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