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Saira's Andalucia Cycle Challenge page

Fundraising for Islamic Relief

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  • Event: Andalucia Cycle Challenge, 05 Oct 2017 to 12 Oct 2017

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, it promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

Charity Registration No. 328158

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Hola dearest amigos, 

Every year, I try to set myself a challenge to raise money for a worthwhile cause. This year, I have decided to cycle 30-40 miles every day (I may have never cycled before!), for 7 days, to provide clean safe drinking water to entire communities. 

East Africa goes through a reoccurring cycle of drought and in some cases this deteriorates into famine every few years. The loss of life in these cases, due to the lack of water, is unacceptable. Because communities go for months on end without rainfall, they are forced to drink contaminated water that is full of diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera and other serious illnesses. A child dies every 25 seconds because of water borne diseases.

It's all in aid of Islamic Relief (IR), the Water4Life Project through East Africa. These projects have an estimated life span of around 80 years, which means that an entire generation could have clean water every single day.

The reason why I am inspired by this cause is because IR is fixated on breaking this cycle of deprivation and dependency through sustainable means. 

Once the hole is dug, a submersible pump is lowered into the water source and is connected to a power source above ground, either a solar powered battery or a generator. The water is pumped up through the pipe and filtered into a storage tank. The tank can hold approximately 35,000 litres of water at a time and is usually filled twice a day. That’s 70,000 litres of clean, pure, safe drinking water a day!

This is where YOU, our lovely, generous, family and friends can help! Any amount that you donate will truly help a worthwhile AMAZING cause! Please give generously to help me, help them. :) 

#SairaCyclesAndalucia 


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