Act4Africa aims to promote gender justice for women and girls and to equip them with life skills to enable them to be free from poverty. The charity has a UK office in Altrincham and an operational base in Mayuge, Uganda.
In 2016 we raised over £9,000 for A4A’s Health, Empowerment and Livelihoods (HEAL) project in Malawi; we are now supporting the HEAL Uganda project.
NEW HOPE RURAL TRUST
New Hope Rural Trust is based in Orissa, India. Initially we sent clean, used tights which were used for leprosy patients to secure dressings. When leprosy became less prevalent we continued to support the charity by funding a hospice for HIV/AIDS children and cataract operations for the elderly. We have sponsored a schoolgirl and continue to send used greetings cards which they upcycle.
Mary’s Meals works in 19 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean providing children with a nutritious meal every day that they attend school, thus encouraging education and giving them a chance of a brighter future. We have undertaken the Backpack Project three times in recent years by supplying backpacks containing clothes and educational materials.
Action Aid works with women and girls living in poverty across Africa, Asia and Latin America. We sponsor a schoolgirl, Masoma, in Afghanistan.