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£180raised of £1,000 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £180 to Finance a small women's empowerment and poverty reduction charity in Afghanistan

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    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 23rd September 2017

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    A BAREFOOT WALK: GRENFELL TO EXCEL

    I will be walking barefoot from Grenfell Tower in West London to the Excel Centre in East London, a distance of about 12 miles. The points of origin and destination were chosen for good reasons. Grenfell Tower is a recent example of how even in one of the 'wealthiest' countries in the world, the poor still die because of their poverty. Dozens of people died in the fire of Grenfell.

    In contrast to Grenfell Tower, the Excel Centre is where an arms fair takes place to profit from war. In 2017, another arms fair will be held from 12th-15th September. A protest day of action will be taking place on the 9th September, which is when I will do the Grenfell-Excel walk.

    I will be walking barefoot as a symbolic show of solidarity with the poorest people in the world, many of which are too poor to afford footwear. In addition, in different cultures, for example Judaism and some Christian denominations, it is customary to walk barefoot during mourning. In this sense then, my walking barefoot is a mourning and symbolises the poverty which connects the victims of Grenfell to victims of wars.

    Everyone is welcome to join me for all or part of the walk - the company would be quite nice actually! Here is the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/702662676593725/

    THE PROBLEM

    For 30 years, Afghanistan has been decimated by war and the resulting extreme poverty. For millions of Afghans, life is a constant struggle and there is no hope for a brighter future. There is a great need for practical initiatives that can show an alternative vision, and lead the way to that vision, in Afghanistan.

    AN ALTERNATIVE VISION

    The Conservation Organisation for Afghan Mountain Areas is one of the nonprofit organisations in Afghanistan working to show an alternative vision. This vision includes education, new technology, sustainable energy, waste solutions for rural communities, women's empowerment and permaculture.

    Forty years ago, Afghanistan was food self-sufficient. Now, most food is imported. War and globalization have done this to Afghanistan. Permaculture works for an alternative, self-sufficient future, free from corporate control of poor people. Your donation will help sustain this vital work, and will also assist in preparations for the establishment of a new international nonprofit organisation to address the root causes of poverty.

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      • Hannah Tahir

        Hannah Tahir

        Sep 19, 2017

        Well done Sohrob, what an excellent cause. Hope your feet are okay!

        £30.00

      • John Hendy QC

        John Hendy QC

        Sep 12, 2017

        Well done!

        £20.00

      • Rebecca tully

        Rebecca tully

        Sep 10, 2017

        Much respect.

        £10.00

      • Ursula Nield

        Ursula Nield

        Sep 9, 2017

        Good luck

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 2, 2017

        £10.00

      • Rohan Madison

        Rohan Madison

        Aug 31, 2017

        Great cause!

        £10.00

      • Fathieh Yazdi

        Fathieh Yazdi

        Aug 30, 2017

        All the Best

        £10.00

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      Sohrob Kamali

      Sohrob Kamali

      London, United Kingdom

      I have degrees in the fields of international development and law and have experience working in NGOs across the Global South, including Uganda and India. Recently qualified in permaculture design.

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