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Team Self Help Africa San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & 1/2

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BENEFITING: Self Help Africa

ORGANIZER: Self Help Africa

EVENT DATE: Jun 02, 2013

Catriona Gidaly

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for checking out my fundraising page! 

I'm very anxious and excited to be running my first ever (half !) Marathon for Self Help Africa!

Training and travelling to San Diego for this race means that I am able contribute to Self Help Africa and the wonderful programs and initiatives they promote.

Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Self Help Africa. No donation is too small, and any music sugestions to keep me motivated on my long training runs would be welcomed!!

With your help I hope to achieve my fundraising goal!

Please visit my blog to keep updated on my training & fundraising!

featsofmyfeet.blogspot.com

Much Love

 

Just to give you an idea of the sort of thing your money could help buy:

Pigs & goats: £25  / $39                                                                                    Improved breed pigs and goats are a source of food and of earnings for a rural family. Livestock also produce manure which can be used as a natural fertiliser for the fields.

Beehive: £25  / $39                                                                                           Beekeeping provides rural Africans with a valuable source of income and bees play an important role in pollinating other crops.

Bicycle: £55  / $84                                                                                                Bicycles enable community volunteers (farm, vet, HIV/AIDS or business based) to reach many more families and projects in a working day.
 

Farmer tool kit: £70  / $107                                                                                    Growing food in sun baked soils or digging irrigation channels to get water to crops is back breaking work and virtually impossible without the right tools for the job. 
 

Vegetable gardens: £125  / $191                                                                               Vegetable gardens help families increase not only the quality but also the quantity of food produced. This is especially important for those families affected by HIV/AIDS.

This gift will provide 10 families with vegetable seeds, tools and training in sustainable farming techniques, nutrition and food processing skills.

Water for life: £220   / $336                                                                                  Getting water to the fields means African farmers can produce a second harvest. This gift could be treadle pumps, rain water harvesting, boreholes, wells or furrows. 

 

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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 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,575

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Merchant Family

    $100

  • Lindy Schmedt

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Rianne Slenema

    $20

  • Aleksandra Bezak

    $20

  • Amelia cardwell

    $20

  • Uncle Mike

    $50

  • Fiona brown

    $100

  • Jane and Ken

    $20

  • Sheila Lovie

    $100

  • Caroline Neil

    $10

  • Stephanie Bibi

    $15

  • Anne Semple

    $75

  • Henderson Family

    $100

  • Tricia and Alastair

    $30

  • Shushan Sadjadi

    $50

  • Dad

    $100

  • Tom

    $50

  • Anna and Andrew

    $50

  • Rupert

    $40

  • Will

    $100

  • Andrew Litz

    $50

  • Dale family

    $40

  • Niall Mann

    $20

  • David Collinder

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Mike and Carole

    $100

  • Andy Lovie and Mum's Cakes

    $200

  • Sheila & Alex Bibi

    $50

  • Michael O'Grady

    $25

  • Susan and Mitchell Gidaly

    $100

  • Barbara Gunner

    $50

  • Aunt Patsy and Uncle Dave

    $25

  • Michael Gidaly

    $1,700

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102% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $16,890 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Nikki Chasin

Amount Raised

$3,790

 

108% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Catriona Gidaly

Amount Raised

$3,575

 

102% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Jennie Bernstein

Amount Raised

$3,425

 

98% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Kristen Assaiante

Amount Raised

$2,560

 

73% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Dina Patel

Amount Raised

$2,160

 

62% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Ashley Chandler

Amount Raised

$1,095

 

31% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Kristen Schanck

Amount Raised

$285

 

8% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Self Help Africa

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Michael Gidaly

Michael Gidaly

DONATION: $1,700

2 years ago

Aunt Patsy and Uncle Dave

Aunt Patsy and Uncle Dave

DONATION: $25

Great job can't wait to spend time with you this summer 4 years ago

Barbara Gunner

Barbara Gunner

DONATION: $50

Keep on running!Love and xxx's Grandma Barbara 4 years ago

Susan and Mitchell Gidaly

Susan and Mitchell Gidaly

DONATION: $100

Yeah Catriona !!!! Hope you have a wonderful run tomorrow! We love you !xoxo 4 years ago

Michael O'Grady

Michael O'Grady

DONATION: $25

David Lovie led me to this donation. 4 years ago

Sheila & Alex Bibi

Sheila & Alex Bibi

DONATION: $50

In Memory of John and Anne Stewart my parents 4 years ago

Andy Lovie and Mum's Cakes

Andy Lovie and Mum's Cakes

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Mike and Carole

Mike and Carole

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

David Collinder

David Collinder

DONATION: $40

Wishing you the very best of luck. x 4 years ago