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Cathryn Minshall's Fundraiser:

Team Self Help Africa Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: Self Help Africa

ORGANIZER: Self Help Africa

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Cathryn Minshall

THE STORY:

Self Help Africa Inc wrote -

On Monday, April 15th, 2013 four runners will be running in the Boston Marathon raising funds for Self Help Africa. Your support is greatly appreciated! 

Self Help Africa is an international development agency that works to empower people living in rural Africa to achieve their economic independence.

This effort is focused on:

Food security

One in three people in Africa is hungry, and most of these hungry people live on small farms. We help small farmers to grow more food, by introducing new seeds or new crops; by encouraging irrigation; by providing advice on what to plant, when to plant, how to fertilize and mangage land. We believe that with inputs such as these, farmers will lift their families and communities out of hunger and poverty.

Developing entrepreneurs

We encourage farmers to grow new crops, to diversify, to trade their way out of poverty, and to develop 'off-farm' income. We support and organize into co-ops and producer groups, giving them greater help while they grow, and greater negotiating power after harvest as they sell.

Targeting our business and micro-credit programs at women

While women perform up to 80% of farm work in the developing world, their role in off-farm small business activity is also critical. Small increases in a woman's income have a disproportionately greater impact on the health and wellbeing of her family. Because of this, we support women to set up small businesses through a large network of credit programs, and we continue to offer support long after the loan has been repaid.

Helping farmers cope with the effects of climate change

Small farmers in Africa - where just 4% of agricultural land is irrigated - are among the most vulnerable to climate change. We work with farming communities to develop ways of adapting to the changes in rainfall patterns and in temperatures - through drought resistant or fast-growing crops varieties and the management of water resources - so that as growing patterns change, they can continue to produce enough to feed themselves and have a sustainable livelihood.

Self Help Africa - Food, and a future 

$7,171

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Andy Swanton

    $50

  • Pat Mulvihill

    $50

  • Taylor Schwab

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Frank Bruner

    $100

  • Brooke & Sammy

    $50

  • Jim Murphy

    $200

  • Julie Garrison

    $40

  • Derek & Sarah

    $50

  • Glenn Robbins

    $50

  • Martin

    $50

  • Coleman

    $30

  • Despina Tolides

    $30

  • Mike & Katie Haylon

    $50

  • The Lynch's

    $50

  • Emily Montgomery

    $30

  • Mike Maher

    $40

  • Terry Jenkins

    $40

  • Palleschi

    $100

  • Pam and Sam Potolicchio

    $50

  • andrew flack

    $50

  • The Reillys

    $50

  • Grob & Julia

    $50

  • Patrick Conway

    $100

  • Pagnotta

    $50

  • Jen and Neil

    $200

  • Kristin Camuso

    $30

  • Brittany & Chris Bourassa

    $50

  • Rett

    $100

  • Fred Sundberg

    $50

  • Emer D'Alton

    $100

  • Buck Brody

    $50

  • margaret camuso

    $50

  • Emily Bates

    $50

  • Mary Minshall

    $30

  • Suzy and Peter

    $500

  • Nicole Youngwirth

    $25

  • Diana Minshall

    $100

  • Tara

    $75

  • Melissa Martin

    $40

  • Sandra & Matt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marguerite

    $100

  • Adam & Emily

    $50

  • brie ferdinand

    $25

  • Demirjian Family

    $100

  • Vincent Szwajkowski

    $30

  • Tom Compton

    $30

  • Jen and Ed Murphy

    $200

  • The Crowley Family

    $100

  • Rick Stimets

    $100

  • Jane and Richard Shea

    $50

  • CrowdRise

    $10

  • The Shultz Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Paul Heffernan

    $100

  • Stephen and Alison

    $100

  • Annie & Tyler

    $50

  • Dr's Richard and Jan Grossman

    $150

  • Hank, Julie, Connor & Henry

    $100

  • Stacey & Chris Norkun

    $20

  • John VANDERSLICE

    $506

  • Lynne & Pat Sullivan

    $250

  • George and Terri

    $25

  • Will Pierce

    $150

  • Michael Chase

    $100

  • pam bolotin

    $25

  • The Moore Family

    $50

  • Stephanie kane

    $25

  • Todd K Sommer

    $100

  • Kemper Pierce

    $50

  • Lynda and Bob

    $200

  • Tripp, Shannon, Nancy, & Bill Murphy

    $100

  • Libby Wall

    $50

  • Bill Jones

    $50

  • Brandon Peck

    $20

  • Anita and Paul scheipers

    $400

  • Mary Monie

    $50

  • The Doyle Family

    $100

  • Joe and Sandy O'Connor

    $100

  • Sarah Lewis

    $25

  • Janelle Proctor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

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Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $23,003 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Emer D'Alton

Amount Raised

$10,746

Fundraiser Title

Cathryn Minshall

Amount Raised

$7,171

Fundraiser Title

meeghan borzillo

Amount Raised

$5,086

Fundraiser Title

Self Help Africa

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Janelle Proctor

Janelle Proctor

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Cathryn!!! 5 years ago

Joe and Sandy O'Connor

Joe and Sandy O'Connor

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Doyle Family

The Doyle Family

DONATION: $100

Good luck!!! Very impressed you are doing this the year you are getting married!! Way to go! 5 years ago

Mary Monie

Mary Monie

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anita and Paul scheipers

Anita and Paul scheipers

DONATION: $400

5 years ago

Brandon Peck

Brandon Peck

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Bill Jones

Bill Jones

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Libby Wall

Libby Wall

DONATION: $50

5 years ago