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THE STORY:

For Francis in Ghana, mental illness meant being held captive, with his legs shackled through a hole carved in a log. Francis was left like this for a year and a half as a form of treatment for his spiraling psychosis.

Sadly, stories like this are not uncommon among the 330 million people suffering from mental disorders in low and middle income countries. There is often no or very poor access to essential treatment and support.

BasicNeeds creates better lives for those living with mental illness. Our community based approach enables people like Francis to access treatment, gives them the opportunity to earn an income and helps them to re-integrate themselves successfully into their families and communities.

“I felt very sad and neglected having my leg pinned to a log and it was very painful. I am thankful to BasicNeeds for this transformation in my life. But for you, I would not have been alive today…I am back to teaching and my wife is helping me cultivate our small piece of land in front of our house. Together we shall regain our dignity”

Francis is now a respected teacher, and advocates for a better understanding of mental illness among the community in which he lives.

Since 2000, BasicNeeds has transformed the lives of over 617,000 people with mental health conditions; however, this is just a drop in the ocean. By supporting us, you can make a difference to the lives of many more people like Francis.

Help us give more people with mental illness the chance of a better future.

A donation of $50 can fund a comprehensive mental health care and income generating project for an affected individual for a month.

$300 will help us to pay for a psychiatrist to travel to rural areas to diagnose and treat affected persons.

This is the final week and we are asking for your help during the final push!

Together we can ensure that the basic needs of people with mental illness living in poverty are met. We can give them the chance to thrive within the families and communities they live in.

www.basicneeds.org 

$20,020

MONEY RAISED
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  • Harriet and John Kennett

     

  • Magnus Bjarnason

    $50

  • Tamara Stark

    $20

  • Clare

    $20

  • nicholas

    $20

  • Cormac

    $45

  • Anne Pope

    $100

  • Debbie and Doug Simpson

    $100

  • alex

    $75

  • Emily and Pete

    $25

  • Kitycat

    $25

  • Neil K

    $25

  • Amy

    $30

  • Diane

    $20

  • Simon

     

  • Lilly

    $20

  • Adam H

    $50

  • Az

    $30

  • DP

    $30

  • Shirley

    $30

  • hoobs

    $20

  • Paul H

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Penny Turton

    $100

  • Lot

    $20

  • Nancy

    $60

  • Vongsavanh Virivong

    $500

  • Melissa Bailey

    $90

  • Kat

    $25

  • Chris

    $500

  • Philippa

    $200

  • Tess Mattholie

    $30

  • M&D

    $150

  • David M

    $15

  • Steve Ballinger

    $20

  • Holland May

    $50

  • Brian Amey

    $50

  • Ali & Damien Stork

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • AK

    $30

  • Charlotte & Ed

    $150

  • Caroline Carson

    $15

  • Nick Clark

    $25

  • Mary De Silva

    $50

  • Jeff

    $75

  • Meg, Adam and Emme

    $30

  • Wyn and Ken Lo Memorial Foundation

    $4,800

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Kit - cards

    $25

  • :-)

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Leonora Buckland

    $100

  • Tamar, Tristan, Eben and Caleb xx

    $20

  • Giselle Underhill

    $50

  • Laura

    $10

  • Matthew Honeyman

    $20

  • Chris and Lucinda

    $100

  • Helen G

    $25

  • Shilpa

    $10

  • Jonathan Draper

    $100

  • Matthew

    $10

  • Jonathan

    $50

  • Ben Bradshaw

    $20

  • Richard Jacobs

    $150

  • Liz Clyne

    $25

  • Liz Amos

    $20

  • Judith Kauntze

    $25

  • Darrell Villaruz

    $50

  • J&J Baskerville

     

  • John & Elizabeth Searle

     

  • Jo & Luke Underhill

    $50

  • Kate Burhouse

     

  • John Saunders

    $30

  • Ann Kihagi

    $75

  • Vicky Harrison

    $25

  • Gavin Hall

     

  • $3000 and counting

    $75

  • Julie Miller

    $50

  • Steph

    $25

  • Julian Walshe

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anne Foreman

     

  • Becky and Adam

     

  • Raj Patel

    $100

  • Aaron Chand

    $50

  • Alyshea Chand

    $50

  • Mr & Mrs D Patel

    $25

  • Mr and Mrs L Nana

    $25

  • Gita Patel

    $100

  • D INDRASOMA

    $100

  • Mim

    $30

  • Pauline

    $30

  • Sue Tribe

     

  • Paul Banks

    $25

  • Chris

    $150

  • Helen & Paul Robinson

    $25

  • Susie

    $100

  • BJC ;)

    $150

  • Hayley Fyfe

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $150

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80% Raised of $25,000 Goal

The Team: $20,020 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BasicNeeds

Amount Raised

$5,630

 

23% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natasha Abraham

Amount Raised

$3,170

 

91% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Richard Dougherty

Amount Raised

$1,845

Fundraiser Title

Chris Naylor

Amount Raised

$1,525

Fundraiser Title

Christine Wright

Amount Raised

$1,190

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Draper

Amount Raised

$1,020

Fundraiser Title

Jill Flint-Taylor

Amount Raised

$870

Fundraiser Title

Susannah Donnelly

Amount Raised

$775

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

To help in hitting the target. 4 years ago

Hayley Fyfe

Hayley Fyfe

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

BJC  ;)

BJC ;)

DONATION: $150

4 years ago

Susie

Susie

DONATION: $100

Take me somewhere brilliant in London I have never heard of. I would also like you to blow up that deflated pregnancy ball in the corner of the living roomxx 4 years ago

Helen & Paul Robinson

Helen & Paul Robinson

DONATION: $25

Take a selfie with a woman called Margaret, a man called Bob or a reindeer. 4 years ago

Chris

Chris

DONATION: $150

Prepare me a meal the likes of which I've never tasted before, using at least one ingredient you've never cooked with before, and one kitchen tool or appliance you've never used before 4 years ago

Paul Banks

Paul Banks

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Sue Tribe

Sue Tribe

4 years ago

Pauline

Pauline

DONATION: $30

I challenge you to draw a nude painting. I will accept a portrait if you can't find anyone to pose! x Mim's Mum 4 years ago

Mim

Mim

DONATION: $30

I challenge you to cook me shepherd's pie and have a night in watching DVDs x 4 years ago