Weʼve raised £496 to fund a 2 week trip to Zambia with the charity Tearfund, where I will be supporting and developing friendships with HIV/AIDS sufferers.
- Leek, United Kingdom
- Funded on Monday, 10th September 2018
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With the Christian charity Tearfund, I am going on a two week mission trip to Zambia between the 17th to the 31st of August 2018. Here I will be working with a team of volunteers, and we will be aiding Tearfund's partners, The Jubilee Centre, to support and provide friendship to vulnerable people suffering from HIV and AIDS, to educate local school children and run activities for them, and to support the local community.
64 per cent of the total population of Zambia lives below the poverty line, and this rises to 80 per cent in rural areas. It is estimated that over 350 000 people currently do not have access to a regular food supply. Extreme poverty is at 40.8 percent, and this has resulted in mothers having to cut down the number of meals for their children, just to survive. In addition, approximately 14.3 percent of adults carry HIV, and there are about 1.5 million child orphans, as a result of HIV and AIDS. One out of five children in Zambia have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS, and this has contributed to a mortality rate of 75/1000 children dying before their 5th birthday.
To help raise money for this mission opportunity, I am doing the Wilmslow Half Marathon on the 18th March. By supporting me in this, you will be both contributing to the awesome work of Tearfund in developing countries, as well as enabling me to share God's love to those in dire need of support and friendship.
See more info here: https://www.tearfund.org/en/about_you/go_overseas/current_trips/2_weeks_zambia_2018_summer/
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Jul 8, 2018
Jun 24, 2018
Well Done Oli!
Mar 25, 2018
Good luck with the fund raising
Mar 12, 2018
Well done Oli... good luck on the run!!
Mar 1, 2018
Love from us lot X
Feb 23, 2018
Hi Oliver-it will hopefully be a win win for both you and the children in Zambia -all the best with your fund-raising and preparations. Will see if we still have a mosquito net! Sheila and Philip
Feb 18, 2018
Brilliant project, Oliver. All good wishes, Robert
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Leek, United Kingdom
I'm a 18 year old student from Staffordshire, England. I'm in my last year of A- Levels, and am studying English Literature, Media studies and History. My hobbies include drumming and hockey.