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We always have initiatives that need funding and/or other forms of support. 

We are currently appealing to you to help rebuild lives for the victims of flood in Burundi, Madagascar and Niger.


Flood and Rebuilding Appeal for Burundi, Madagascar and Niger


In March 2019, Burundi experienced heavy rain in its Northern part.  Torrential rains caused severe damage to homes and crops in the provinces of Ngozi and Karuzi. 

Likewise, heavy rainfall in Antananarivo (Madagascar) this year has caused landslides and flooding with buildings collapsed. 

In Niger, flooding happened at the beginning of this year in Tillaberi and Diffa regions, flooding which overflowed villages in the Western Tillaben region.

The additional data below provide some evidence about the effects of flooding in these three countries.



A Run of 14 Gifts in 20 Reliefs this Spring 2019


What are these fourteen gifts? 

They are as follows:

Reduction of deforestation (1)

Flood mitigation (2)

Decrease of water discharge (3)

Protection against flood (4)

Aid to temporary accommodation (5)

Help to children flood victims (6)

Reduction of stress-related illnesses (7)

Reduction of water-borne diseases (8)

Provision of medical aid (9)

Flood management (10)

Rebuilding local farming (11)

Rebuilding local capacity (12)

Transport rescue (13)

Reduction of pollution (14)


In total, our Spring Relief campaign is providing to potential supporters 14 WAYS (GIFTS) of rebuilding lives in these three African Countries.


For this renewal to happen, support is needed towards Life-Renewing Project (LRPs).



What your support towards LRPs can achieve

 No one should undermine the impact of giving, however small it may be, on the people and places in greatest needs and desires for relief.

For example, if you donate £5 for rebuilding food capacity, this amount can help the people of these African Countries to grow and buy millet and sorghum as basic staples or foods to fight flood, famine, disease and death.

Likewise, if you give £5 towards sustainable energy, this can assist them to access sustainable fuel for cooking meal and heating their homes, just as it can help to reduce the cutting down of trees and soil erosion.


We can be even more specific by breaking down the amount of £5 with the following case. 

For example, if you donate £5 for rebuilding life in these African countries there are 20 reliefs or ways of using this amount from which you can choose:

£5 can help to reduce the permanent clearing of forests by cutting or burning it over and create alternative or substitute way of getting energy (1)

£5 can help to locally set up income generation activities to support flood victims in rebuilding their lives (2)

£5 can help to build flood proofing and mitigating premises or properties that enable to decrease water (3)

£5 can help to defend poor people against damage, harm, loss and injury that may have been caused by floods (4)

£5 can help people and communities affected by floods to resume and run their lives after destruction caused by floods (5)

£5 can help to set up flood control and undertake building work to straighten small channels and rivers, and make flood ways (6)

£5 can help to erect man-made embankments, levees and walls along both sides of the water running (7)

£5 can help contribute to the cost of running reception centres and temporary accommodation for flood homeless (8)

£5 can help support the educational needs of children affected by floods and its disruptive consequences to their well-being and welfare (9)

£5 can help women and mothers affected by floods and living in the flood-stricken areas to resume meeting their basic life-sustaining needs (10)

£5 can help reduce stress-related illnesses linked to floods (11)

£5 can help provide medical aid and water for flood-affected people (12)

£5 can help to prevent and cure water-borne diseases (13)

£5 can help to support flooded farmers to rebuild their farming activities (14)

£5 can help to pay for the cost of rescue operations and transport by boats and other local means for the evacuees (15)

£5 can help to support bereaved families with counselling and advice services (16)

£5 can help to reduce water pollution with rubbish and sewage (17)

£5 can help to recruit volunteers and pay for their meals and protective equipment to help the flood victims (18)

£5 can help to pay for insurance scheme against floods and inundations (19)

£5 can help to improve flood forecast so that local people are informed about the likely height, timing and duration of a flood (20)       


If you donate £5 towards helping flood-affected people, your gift can help as follows:

£1 to provide emergency shelters and beddings for those who lost everything including their beds and sheets to sleep

£1 to purchase water purification tablets as the water pipes and other equipment are broken which pose risk of unsafe drinking water

£1 to buy relief supplies like utensils for making a meal as flood-affected families may have lost almost everything

£1 to acquire anti-malaria tablets and nets for basic health protection

£1 to buy diarrhea drugs to keep people healthy and stop the spread of diarrhea

THIS SPRING CAMPAIGN ENDS by the end of Spring 2019.  

However, CENFACS will accept any support given beyond the duration of the ReLive campaign.

We look forward to you to your help for the flood victims in Burundi, Madagascar and Niger.  

Thank you again for your generosity!


Howthree you can further support CENFACS

You can help by

Sending a one-off voluntary giving
Sending a yearly contribution to CENFACS
Providing a legacy or donation
Sponsoring a particular project, need, cause or programme
Promoting particular events or publications or even activities

You can as well support with No Direct Cash Donations 

Those who would like to support CENFACS by using other means than directly giving cash, they can consider the following.

  • Give unwanted goods and items to CENFACS charity e-store (details about this way of supporting are given below)

  • Sign up for a Gift Aid declaration

  • Nominate CENFACS for a donation at charity fundraising and donation events

  • Select CENFACS as your preferred charity for donation from advertising revenue

  • Choose CENFACS as a donation recipient of some of the profits raised from online shopping

  • Donate your unwanted and unused points and cashback to CENFACS as your chosen charity from your loyalty shopping rewards or good cause gift cards

  • Name CENFACS as your favourite deserving cause from click online option “donate cashback to charities”

  • Donate any unwanted excess points of your loyalty card from apps

The above is just the few examples of helping that one can think of to support CENFACS without they have to directly give cash.

Supporting by Donating Unwanted Goods and Products for CENFACS Charity e-Store 

You can donate unwanted and unneeded light and easily movable goods and products to CENFACS’ Charity eStore to support good and deserving causes of poverty reduction. 

After donating products or goods, these will be converted into cash to support good causes or our work.  The cash converted can also be used to support CENFACS‘ work.  

When thinking of donation, please ensure that your donation does not bear high costs for us to handle, otherwise the impact you want to create through your giving will be reduced or nullified.   

Items to donate include:

Mobile phones, IT accessories, laptops, digital and communication devises, art and design objects, children gadgets and toys, and miscellaneous.

Notes for goods and products donors (Products Acceptance Policy):

    • We do not take electrical equipment and devises
    • Items donated need to be functioning, not requiring fixing, repair or testing prior to use
    • Products given must have environmentally-friendly contents and be sustainable
    • We do not accept heavy items such as books, metals and a heavy bag of clothing
    • We do not take items requiring large storage capacity as we are not a profit making organisation
    • We do not refund or give back the products donated as we expect products givers or donors to act in good faith and in the interest of poverty alleviation
    • We do not take stolen properties or items in dispute
    •  We can arrange for collection if you live locally

Help us to convert your unwanted goods or products into cash to help reduce poverty.

To donate or enquire about your products donation, please contact CENFACS.

Thank you for your support!

Choosing the Beneficiaries of your Support

You can choose or indicate

The type of beneficiaries of your contribution
The project or country where your support has to be allocated
To help CENFACS’ running costs
To leave to CENFACS the choice (freedom) to decide on the best possible use of your support
To delegate your responsibility to CENFACS to execute your wishes

Reporting on your support


As a result of your giving, you can ask us to send you

Either the report or a summary of change that your support has brought to beneficiary people.

Either the report on the project or area or even country that you have supported

Either the report on CENFACS’ works and activities


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Through donation in cheques, postal orders, vouchers, online and paper free payments made payable to CENFACS

CENFACS offers straightforward and easy ways for individuals and organisations to help projects and project beneficiaries. Donations can be made directly to CENFACS Fund for Poverty Relief and Development or CENFACS grant making programme or even indirectly to help with CENFACS‘ running costs in order to deliver its programmes.

Making a donation to CENFACS is not only about the transfer of money. It is first and foremost the sharing and development of knowledge and skills. Through our Development Programmes, we work in strategic partnership with Africa-based organisations through a participative and bottom-up approach to set up and develop sustainable initiatives. Our African project partners initiate projects and CENFACS help them to plan, execute, control and close the project in the most successful way. CENFACS also helps them to develop a viable, accountable way to helping them to help themselves in building their capacity, particularly in the ever changing development landscape as it deems the case now with the 2030 Agenda and Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the new International Climate Change Agreement and the African Union Agenda 2063.

Other ways of supporting us include: Legacies, gifts, sponsorship, premises, web advertising, direct marketing, events, training, digital technologies, public relations and social media (communications).
It is in this way your support can make a world of helpful differences.

Volunteering at CENFACS

<> About CENFACS Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering at CENFACS is about giving the opportunity to volunteers to acquire direct exposure to CENFACS’ work and/or to compliment development-oriented learning with practical experience for those who are planning to take up a career or to further their practice in international development. We review our volunteer opportunities every quarter. To find out and/or discuss what opportunity is available, please contact All in Development at CENFACS and read/check our BLOG page every quarter. When contacting us,
Either you could let us know the role or kind of work you would like to carry out
Or we can explore together areas of work or role which may be suitable for you
Or even we could simply tell you what voluntary position is available

<> Applying to become a CENFACS Volunteer

To apply for a voluntary position you need to send us your Curriculum Vitae (plus a covering note/letter) and or to complete the following online form and submit to CENFACS

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Type of voluntary work applying for

Brief description of your voluntary interest