Pete & Gen will be cycling from London to Paris in May this year (300 miles in 4 four days) to raise £3,000 of much needed funds for The Trust for African Orphans (Registered Charity No: 1069208). The TAO are a ‘hands on’ charity that help orphans and vulnerable families in Africa, giving them the skills to climb out of poverty. We’ve chosen this charity as we feel they make a lasting difference where it really does matter.
What your donation can do
£10 Three hand hoes or spades: basic equipment for sustainable farming.
£15 A beehive: five to ten beehives enable a poor family to start a business in beekeeping for life.
£30 A wheelbarrow.
£50 Seeds and seedlings for a family to grow sustainable crops for food and income.
£80 Three female goats for a family to start goat farming.
£100 Establishes a small woodlot for agro-forestry/ environment purposes.
£130 Materials for a goat pen including metal roofing sheets for rainwater collection.
£170 A male goat (improved breed).
£360 Construction of a 5,000 litre ferro-cement tank for a family to collect and store rainwater.
£2,000 Annual salary for a trained local extension worker.
£2,500 Construction of a brick-built house for an orphan family headed by a child or elderly relative.
How TAO’s work can bring a smile
They help orphans and vulnerable families in Africa, giving them the skills to climb out of poverty.
Their work is devoted to enabling orphaned children and their extended families to remain in their own communities.
Their programmes are based on land security complemented by good agricultural practice.
Healthy food means healthy lives, and extends the lives of people with AIDS/HIV because drugs don’t work on poorly nourished sufferers.
TAO beneficiaries plant crops and rear livestock identified for their ability to cope with climate change; in turn this combats erosion which helps food security and leads to additional income from surplus production.
The Trust for African Orphans Philosophy
Local people identify the projects they need, locally trained people work in partnership with local organisations on local TAO projects.
Local monitoring and evaluation on an ongoing basis is complemented by independent M and E review at the end of each project.
The TAO work with African communities, understanding their heritage, values and customs. We’re careful not to impose European or Western styles of charitable assistance where this might cause long term cultural conflicts.
To find out more go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAceCupxviw&feature=player_embedded