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£65raised of £500 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £65 to help Zemachu set up a restaurant business in Lalibela, Ethiopia.

    Lalibela, Ethiopia
    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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    We met Zemachu as a school boy in 2007 and against a background of hardship and poverty, he graduated as a tourism guide from college in Addis Ababa. The situation in the country during recent years has become difficult, however, so tourists are staying away. Zemachu would now like to open a restaurant in his home town, to try a different way to earn a living and support his family and help the community. He has found potential premises with a beautiful view and plenty of space and has a cook ready to start.

    We want to help him get his plans off the ground by raising money here for him, so he can take on the premises (deal already sealed with a handshake!) and hire the cook.



    • Jill Forgham7 months ago
      Jill Forgham

      Jill Forgham

      7 months ago

      Good news - Neil completed his 10km run today in 60 minutes exactly, a fantastic achievement. He started at the front of Buckingham Palace and with 16,000 other runners, ran alongside the River Thames to the City of London and then back via St Paul's Cathedral, finally passing Whitehall and the Houses of Parliament. Thanks so much for supporting him in his challenge and for helping Zemachu with your donations to realise his dream of running a restaurant.

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    • Jill Forgham7 months ago
      Jill Forgham

      Jill Forgham

      7 months ago

      Neil has rashly decided to do a sponsored run to help Zemachu's cause, he will be sprinting 10km through the centre of London this bank holiday Monday. Please encourage him by donating to this page, to spur him on!

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    Page last updated on: 5/28/2018 6:29 PM



    • Simon Walton

      Simon Walton

      May 27, 2018

      Good luck to Neil tomorrow!


    • Richard & Elena

      Richard & Elena

      May 23, 2018

      Good luck getting the restaurant up and running (and to Neil for his run).


    • Anonymous


      May 2, 2018

      Good luck with the restaurant.


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    Lalibela, Ethiopia

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