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Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt is crowdfunding

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£1,353
raised of £5,000 target by 21 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to To help prepare the villagers on Pemba Island, Tanzania against the potential threat of COVID-19.

Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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PEMBA ISLAND is part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, lying off the Eastern Coast of Tanzani, Africa. Covering an area of less than 1000 square kilometres and a population of about half a million inhabitants. Fishing and agriculture are the main sources of employment. Outside the main towns, families live in small villages with poor electricity supplies, overcrowded homes, limited water supplies, (often from common wells or village stand-pipes) and no proper sanitation.

We woud like to support the work of the KWANINI FOUNDATION, an NGO established on Pemba Island to assist the local communities through funding tangible, practical conservation and environmental projects on the ground. The foundation relies mainly on funding through the tourism industry but due the the COVID-19 Pandemic, this source of income has dried up. We are genuinely concerned for the welfare of the local communities in light of this global threat to human life.

Pemba Island does not have the resources for 'regular hand washing, 'self isolation' etc. as recommended by the World Health Organisation, nor is this message reaching all the communities. We understand the Kwanini Foundation is now channelling all it's efforts into making the local residents of Pemba Island aware of COVID-19, the risks it carries and guiding them how they can best be prepared. We would like to support the Foundation's community teams 'on the ground' as they visit as many villages as possible to explain how to stay safe and provide leaflets in the local language explaining the Pandemic.

Most households cannot afford to buy soap - this is a luxury item - and most do not have sufficient access to water for washing. Through this appeal we would like to buy enough soap to distribute to every household. The soap is locally made from seaweed as so we will also be providing a vital boost to the local economy in the absence of tourism. And this appeal would also provide enough money to distribute large buckets to collect water from leaking stand-pipes and taps, and rooves.

If we reach our target we hope to be able to provide soap and water to 1,000 households, and reach between 6,000 and 7,000 individuals. The more we collect the more we can achieve. Such a small intervention could mean a lot to these marginal communities.

We thank you in advance for your support.

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  • Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt3 months ago
    Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

    Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

    3 months ago

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our appeal. We are now entering Phase 2. We are purchasing 3000 locally made face masks for distribution to the local villages. We are also buying 16 temperature sensors for local health centres, police stations etc. where they are sadly missing. The cost of this phase is estimated to be about £2,400 We are not there yet! Please help these poor communities to fight off the global pandemic, they have little funding and little support.

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  • Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt3 months ago
    Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

    Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

    3 months ago

    Thank you very much all of you who have contributed so far. To date Kwanini Foundation has visted 15 villages in the North of Pemba Island, educating the locals on COVID-19. We took this opportunity to provide local made soap and locally purchased buckets and taps so that the villagers can collect water and wash their hands, not as often as we would like, but certainly more often than normal! We also started a media campaign which was broadcast on Zanzibar TV and a Tanzanian channel in Dar es Salem.This exercise cost about £1400.00

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  • Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt3 months ago
    Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

    Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

    3 months ago

    A happy scene? But for how long? These children and their families are still blissfully unaware of the perils heading their way. Without media coverage they do not understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on so many people world-wide. Without external support they have no chance of preparing or fighting the virus. Please help us to help them. We have already provided 15 villages with information leaflets, soap, and water collection points. But that is clearly not enough and they desperately need your support.

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Page last updated on: 5/28/2020 11.27

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21

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 28, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 14, 2020

    Wishing you every success!

    £30.00

  • The Hendersons

    The Hendersons

    May 6, 2020

    All the best, Roles.

    £30.00

  • Johan Hallencreutz

    Johan Hallencreutz

    May 5, 2020

    Donation from Fire and Risk Engineering Nordic in Sweden.1 pound for every invoice we have sent out in January to March.

    £286.00

  • Karen & Iain Linfoot

    Karen & Iain Linfoot

    Apr 28, 2020

    Well done! Keep up the great work.

    £20.00

  • Amber

    Amber

    Apr 23, 2020

    £20.00

  • Gemma Oliver

    Gemma Oliver

    Apr 22, 2020

    Well done on all your hard work so far. I hope you reach your target and manage to help the people of Pemba in this time of need. Good luck to you all.

    £50.00

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Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

Roland Cronshaw and Lynne Barratt

Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Roly and Lynne have been voluntarily helping the local communities through the Kwanini Foundation since 2017. For further information please see www.kwaninifoundation.org

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