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Matangini Project

Fundraising for SUFA

21 %
£1,070.48
raised of £5,000 target
by 10 supporters
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  • Event: Matangini Project

SUFA

SUFA works in the UK and Africa. We focus on communities where we work to make a difference in people’s lives. In the UK, SUFA works in some of the poorest communities, helping socially excluded individuals to survive financially in these challenging economic times. More info on: www.sufauk.org.

Story

“Every year, more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases,
making it the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Most of the victims
are young children...” World Health Organisation
Kenya is facing terrible drought, which is wreaking havoc on poor and vulnerable
people across the country. Communities are digging shallow wells in dried-up river
beds in order to find the water they so desperately need. The wells quickly become
polluted ­ and when the rains do come, people are at serious risk from water-borne
diseases. Children are among the most vulnerable to the potentially life-threatening
parasitic infections.
The Matangini Project raises money to provide safe, clean water for schoolchildren
in Makueni District, Eastern Proivince . We install boreholes in the grounds of primary
schools that are most affected by parasitic diseases. The boreholes provide a
lifeline for children and teachers, who use the clean water for drinking and for
irrigating the school vegetable plots.
You can help: each borehole costs just £1,000 to install and it provides safe, clean
water for hundreds of children. We train the local community to provide the manual
labour to dig the boreholes and to maintain the pumps so that there will be safe,
clean water for each school for many years to come.
In 2007, our target is to raise £5,000 so that we can build boreholes in five more
schools, serving more than 2,000 children aged between 3 and 14. So please,
make a donation to the Matangini Project. Help give Africa¹s children the clean,
safe water they so desperately need.
Matangini Project is a Stand Up For Africa programme:
www.standupforafrica.org.uk.

Stand Up For Africa is a Registered Charity, Number 1102273.

 

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  • School children from Kenya

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