Ali Bakir

Ali & Ahmed cycling Edinburgh-to-London (700km) for a water plant in Kenya!

Fundraising for The Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust (LFT)
£25,655
raised of £30,000 target
by 40 supporters
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We Provide sustainable aid to thousands to Empower people out of poverty.

Story

Imagine your child having to miss school half the week, in order to trek for hours just so he/she can bring back water for the family. Or a mother carrying her newborn having to do the same. No guarantee of safety during the journey. Nor whether the water is contaminated or not.

Yet this is the perilous journey countless people, particularly women and children, have to make on a regular basis. The children suffer more as they are denied the chance to get an education and escape the cycle of poverty. 

But you can help change that: we're cycling from Edinburgh to London, fundraising to help build a solar-powered desalination plant in Kenya! 

The project will have an incredible impact:

  • Turning seawater into drinking water and converting the sun into solar energy to power the plant. 
  • Thousands of litres of seawater are cleaned and made fit for drinking, washing and irrigation. 
  • Roof-fitted solar panels mean it is fully run from renewable energy thereby having a zero-carbon footprint. 
  • This will also save litres of polluting diesel that would have been consumed by the water tankers making the journey to the village.

For more information on a similar success project in neighbouring Tanzania by The Lady Fatemah Trust, please visit: https://ladyfatemahtrust.org/2021/02/28/water-for-drinking-hygiene-and-sustainable-food-sources/

Please donate generously, and wish us luck!

About the charity

The LFT is a non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian organisation whose mission is to empower the world's poorest to lift them out of poverty with dignity. We believe that the eradication of poverty is not only a matter of conscience; it is a prerequisite for the prosperity of humanity at large.

Donation summary

Total raised
£25,654.49
+ £825.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,754.49
Offline donations
£20,900.00

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