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£6,994
raised of £8,000 target by 147 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,994 to provide financial support to women living in slums in Nairobi, Kenya during lockdown.

    Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
    Funded on Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

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    Story

    Nairobi is back in lockdown as another wave of covid-19 hits. There is still no support from the government for daily wage earners. This means women living in the slums have no money to buy food or other necessities. Many are also experiencing covid infection.

    I am fundraising to provide emergency financial support to those women who have been hardest hit by the financial impact of lockdown. Every £10 raised will provide a food voucher for one woman and her family. The money will be transferred directly to women identified by their community who most need it and provide a much needed lifeline for them at this time.

    To learn more about these women's lives, watch this short film we made in Nairobi: Be your sisters' keeper

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    • Tara Beattie1 year ago
      Tara Beattie

      Tara Beattie

      1 year ago

      Thanks to everyone who has donated to my most recent appeal. We've raised £250 in the past few days! Im still urgently looking to raise a further £1250. Please do donate if you can! Our qualitative research during last lockdown found most women had reduced meals for themselves and their children to one per day and we know the situation is worse this time as covid is now rampant. We're stepping in where government and large donors are not. Your funds will provide some immediate relief to women during this crisis. Thanks for supporting!

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    • Tara Beattie2 years ago
      Tara Beattie

      Tara Beattie

      2 years ago

      This fundraiser is still live! We've just finished 47 in-depth interviews in Nairobi. Women told us they are down to one meal a day or one meal every other day for themselves and their families. They've reduced the amount of food at each meal too. There is a famine happening here! Please do continue to donate. We are going to use funds to bulk buy and distribute staples of cooking oil, rice and beans, prioritising women who have covid. Many thanks, Tara xx

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    • Tara Beattie2 years ago
      Tara Beattie

      Tara Beattie

      2 years ago

      100 of you donated a whopping £5450! Thank you so much. We have used the funds to provide 474 food vouchers to 394 women across Nairobi. They say thank you too for being a sisters' keeper xx

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 5/24/2021 18.39

    Supporters

    147

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 24, 2021

      £10.00

    • Helen Smith

      Helen Smith

      May 9, 2021

      Sorry this is so delayed, hope it will still help.

      £40.00

    • Thank you

      Thank you

      May 5, 2021

      Sending love x

    • Hannah

      Hannah

      Apr 29, 2021

      Well done Tara xxxxxxxx

      £50.00

    • Jodie

      Jodie

      Apr 28, 2021

      Thank you for all you have done Tara X

    • Leigh

      Leigh

      Apr 28, 2021

      Good luck with this Tara

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 28, 2021

      £40.00

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    Tara Beattie

    Tara Beattie

    Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

    I lead the Maisha Fiti study with 1000 women who sell sex in Nairobi, Kenya. The study investigates the impact of violence, financial stress and poor mental health on womens' lives and HIV risk. I am an Associate Professor in Social Epidemiology.

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