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Weʼre raising £500 to continue the amazing work of Khokho, who support and empower communities in Swaziland

Manzini, Swaziland

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I'm running the Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 20th May and raising money for Khokho, here's why...

Last summer life in London felt a bit stale so I decided to make some radical change. After leaving my job, vacating my flat and raiding the piggy bank I flew to Swaziland, a small landlocked Kingdom in Africa. While visiting this remote country I committed to working with a long-time family friend, Phili volunteering for her luxury accessories label, Khokho.

Born from a wish to celebrate Swazi’s precious and ancient weaving skills while uplifting the artisans who craft them, Khokho is committed to helping people earn a living in a country where prospects are very slim; gender based violence is common place, basic education, healthcare and sanitation is often inadequate, access to water and food is sometimes lacking and HIV or Aids is a day-to-day reality for many. Through investment and support Khokho encourages economic growth for the next generation. They champion skills and develop talent, uplift communities and provide opportunity.

What started as a selfish need for peace and discovery quickly became a commitment to support the amazing work Khokho does, giving local people purpose and on-going independence. The money raised will be used to support Buhle baKhokho – meaning Beauty of the Great Grandmothers – a group of 10 female weavers from the Ntondozi region of Swaziland.

Running a half marathon is a big mental and physical challenge for me but nothing compared to the daily lives of some living in Swaziland. I want to raise money for the women who called me Sister, the open arms, the smiling faces. I pledge this money to Khokho who will continue to nurture, empower and promote progress.

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    37

    • Stewart Green

      Stewart Green

      May 21, 2018

      Well done Penny, great effort

      £20.00

    • Steven Williams

      Steven Williams

      May 21, 2018

      Well done Penny, very inspirational. We’re all training again at the hotel for the British 10k! Perhaps next year I’ll chance the hackney half 🏃🏻‍♂️

      £20.00

    • Madelon Boom

      Madelon Boom

      May 21, 2018

      Well done Penny. Worthy cause! Hope you have taken magnesium after the run!! X

      £20.00

    • Steffi Holtz

      Steffi Holtz

      May 20, 2018

      Big up you and this incredible cause. X

      £20.00

    • zoe charteris

      zoe charteris

      May 20, 2018

      £10.00

    • Ajay

      Ajay

      May 20, 2018

      Good luck!

      £30.00

    • Emma Sturrock

      Emma Sturrock

      May 20, 2018

      Goooooooo Super Penz!!!

      £10.00

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    Manzini, Swaziland

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