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Weʼre raising £7,000 to raise funds for Wren Charity who aim to assist vulnerable homeless children and remove them from devastating living conditions.

Manchester, UK

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I am the Founder of Wren Charitable Foundation and my aim is to fund raise to remove vulnerable children from devastating living conditions and rehouse them in suitable accommodation.

Nigeria is often referred to as the ‘giant of Africa’ because of its large economy and population – but it also faces some of the world’s biggest development challenges. The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative measured multidimensional poverty index (MPI) for Nigeria noted that the percentage of Nigerians living in poverty at 43.3 per cent. 26.6 percent of Nigeria’s over 170 million people are destitute, while 68.0 percent and 84.5 percent of the Nigerian population lived below $1.25 per day and $2 per day respectively.

After almost 11 years of being absent, I visited Nigeria. The level of poverty is not only alarming but heartbreaking. Young vulnerable children still hawk in the streets and a high percentage of children are out of school. According to the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria in 2015, 68 million Nigerians are homeless.

In July 2012, the State Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development issued a 72-hour quit notice to residents of Makoko, leaving 30,000 people homeless including children. The Makoko area in Lagos Nigeria is one of the deadliest slums known to West Africa with malaria at its highest due to its dangerous surroundings. The level of poverty is alarming and unsurprisingly malnutrition also seems to be the second biggest health challenge in this area. After the eviction, most of the slum dwellers are now living in canoes.

Wren charity is focused primarily on providing suitable living conditions for both children and vulnerable individuals. We would provide homeless shelters for families with children facing urgent and immediate risk of homelessness in Nigeria.

Our aim is to ensure that vulnerable individuals in Makoko who are in priority need and are considered homeless, gain access to suitable accommodation. We would do so by re-allocating children and their families in priority into privately rented accommodation or a housing scheme. We would also create a mass movement to campaign for social change and ensure government build homes to house homeless individuals.

Please join the fight to help protect and remove vulnerable Makoko children in West Africa Nigeria from devastating living conditions and rehouse them in suitable accommodation.

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You can donate as little as a £1 through our just giving link:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/karen-anyanwutaku

You can now help raise money for 'Wren Charitable Foundation' every time you shop online. And don't worry, it won't cost you a penny! Buy anything from your weekly supermarket shop to your annual holiday, and the store you're buying from will give a donation to Wren Charitable Foundation. There are over 3,000 sites you can shop with who will all give us a donation. Just visit this link to get started - www.goraise.co.uk/wren-charity/?refid=9356

You can follow our cause on Twitter @ Wren Charitable Foundation. If you have the time, retweet any post you like and share it amongst friends!

You’re taking a step in changing the world with us and we appreciate it!

Every time a child is saved from the dark side of life, every time one of us makes the effort to make a difference in a child’s life, we add light and healing to our own lives.

Give a Cup of Kindness!

Karen.

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  • karen Anyanwutaku4 months ago
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    4 months ago
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  • karen Anyanwutaku4 months ago
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    4 months ago

    A big thank you to all supporters and especially Olufemi Akinneye who just made a wonderful donation today. We would not be able to do this except through your generous efforts and donations. We really appreciate this !!! For everyone else considering whether to make a donation, please do so- Every child deserves the chance to have a home and sustainable living environment. Help us give more of some of the world's most vulnerable children that chance. Thank you!!

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  • karen Anyanwutaku4 months ago
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    4 months ago

    Lagos at the moment, is estimated at 24million people which is equal to that of 30 African countries put together. While by 2050, the State is on track to be a city of 36million people or the 6th largest city in the world after Mumbai- yet its challenges are enormous. Wren will help homeless individuals find and keep a rented home - We do this by working with landlords to ensure a supply of places to live, and giving homeless people the tools and knowledge they need to rent successfully. Fighting to End Homelessness in Nigeria and Africa!

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Page last updated on: 5/2/2018 8:37 PM

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  • Olufemi  Akinneye

    Olufemi Akinneye

    May 2, 2018

    £30.00

  • Stephen Osho

    Stephen Osho

    Apr 3, 2018

    Your Enthusiasm to help kids back in Nigeria is great and I wish you all the best.

    £10.00

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