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The Banana Appeal Registered Charity Appeal

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African Trust

We work in Africa to transform communities

Charity Registration No. 1122157

Story

In February 2005 an incredible man called Kevin Allen saw the terrible plight of aids orphans in South Africa on a TV documentary, and quite literally went Bananas.

He watched in horror as a young boy witnessed his father die of AIDS in front his of eyes. He had to walk miles back to his home, a filthy mud hut with no running water, gas or electricity. Distraught and starving, he soon broke down in tears - so did Kevin. His mother had already died of AIDS and his brave sister, aged only 11, tried to comfort him in vain.

The programme continued, and so did the scenes of inhumanity. Thousands of kids had lost their parents to AIDS and were left frightened and alone, in poverty and starving.

Kevin asked himself why the world allowed this to happen - and a voice in his head said back - Why do you?

He knew from that instant he would not and six days later Kevin was standing in rural Nkandla, Zululand.

On 13th June 2005, Kevin started feeding 886 orphans and impoverished children with fruit in schools in Zululand, at that time he had no real idea how to help the children and had no money, so used the proceeds from the sale of his home, and then took on an additional part-time job for 18-months, simply to keep feeding the children.

By 2007 Kevin was singlehandedly feeding 1000 children a day, and through sheer determination not to give up, and the Banana Appeal became a registered charity.

Ask yourself the same question - why would you allow this to happen without doing something to help?

Please donate what you can afford today, no matter how little, as It costs just 4p a day to feed a child.

 

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