WHAT EVENT OR PROJECT OR PROGRAMME OR CAMPAIGN THAT NEEDS SUPPORT ▼
We always have initiatives that need funding and/or other forms of support.
We are currently appealing to you to support poor people, flora, fauna, communities and organisations in Africa this Autumn 2019 by Making Data Change their lives.
THE DATA THAT MAKE THE NEED
The data (words and numbers) that tell us there is a need to support are given in the following examples and work from these multilateral agencies working on poverty matters.
A collective report by the FAO (1) and other agencies states that
“The number of undernourished population reached almost 260 million people in 2018, with more than 90 percent living in sub-Saharan Africa” (p.XIX)
“The number of food-insecure people in Africa was 676 million (34 percent) in 2018” (p.20)
(1) FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, 2019: The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2019 – Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns, Rome, FAO
According to the United Nations Development Programme (2),
“the percentage of total employment for working poor at PPP (purchasing power parity) $3.10 a day was 61.6 in 2017 in sub-Saharan Africa”.
The same programme argues that “inequality in education was 33.7 in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018 while inequality adjusted income index was 0.385 in the same year”.
(2) The United Nations Development Programme, 2018: Human Development Indices and Indicators, 2018 Statistical Update
The International Labour Organisation (3) reveals that
“the coverage of children receiving child cash benefit still remains low in sub-Saharan Africa, only an estimated 13.1 percent are covered, substantially lower than the world average of 34.9 percent” (p. 16)
(3) International Labour Organisation, 2017, World Social Protection Report 2017-2019, Universal social protection to achieve the sustainable development goals
The World Bank Group (4) argues that “In Sub-Saharan Africa, poor rural girls are seven times less likely than non poor urban boys to complete school; less than 1 in 20 of these girls is on track to complete secondary school” (p.62)
(4) World Bank Group, World Development Report, Learning To Realize Education Promise, 2018, Washington, DC, USA
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (5) points out that “Of an estimated 250 million people in or around tropical forests and savannahs living below the extreme poverty line, 63 percent are in Africa” (p.11)
(5) FAO 2018, the State of the World’s Forests 2018 – Forest Pathways to Sustainable Development, Rome, Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (6) quotes the United Nations’ DESA which argued in 2014 that “Some 90 percent of children in Sub-Saharan Africa attend primary schools that lack electricity and thus electric lights, refrigerators, fans, computers and printers”
(6) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: The Least Developed Countries Report 2017 – Transformational energy access. (www.unctad.org)
In a joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene; the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation (7) reveal that “Nearly half of schools in Sub-Saharan Africa had no drinking water service in 2016 (p.5)… A third of schools in Sub-Saharan Africa had no sanitation service in 2016 (p.6)… Coverage of basic hygiene services in schools was below 50% in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 (p.7)”.
(7) WHO/UNICEF, Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Global baseline report 2018.
These above data from multilateral agencies just highlight CENFACS’ findings and the reality on the ground in Africa in the area of operation of CENFACS. There is a need out there that deservingly requires support that the locals are requesting.
The beneficiaries of the above projects are local poor people, flora and fauna under threat as well as Africa-based Organisations with whom we are working together to help alleviate the following types of poverty and hardships linked to the following
- Poor or lack of basic infrastructures (such as safe drinking water collection points, medical and health centres, toilettes and washing essentials, places to get training and basic education, online necessary equipment etc.) to secure safe drinking water, to educate children, to sanitise health and access primary health care.
- Lack of animal protection and care, threats to extinction or killings, trafficking and poaching of endangered animals (such as the elephants, gorillas, rhinoceros etc.)
- Wildlife crime through illegal harvest of and trade in wildlife and forest products as well as derived products
- Income poverty and dehumanising treatment afflicted to poor cross border traders, particularly female traders
- Economic injustice through the lack of access to a bank account and insurance policy because of the lack of income and opportunities to move out of the vicious circle of deprivations
- Lack of income and or enough earnings by poor families to send back to school their children after Summer and other times of the year, as the cost of education entirely falls on them.
Five projects to help reduce poverty and meet the needs of the local people, animals and organisations this Autumn and beyond
- Skills for Value Chains (Skills Development project) – A project that helps to reduce poverty linked to poor or incomplete skills, knowledge, information and capacities amongst African organisations and those who are running these organisations living in deprived areas and anxious improve their skills in order to enable them to meet the poverty relief challenges of their users and beneficiaries while developing themselves.
- Save Flora and Fauna projects are a wildlife preservation, conservation and protection initiative to save animal species (like elephants, gorillas, rhinoceros etc.) from danger of exploitation and killings while aiming at reducing poverty in Africa. They are as well about the protection of plants, threes and forests.
- Inequalities Reducer (Equality Project): – A sustainable development initiative aiming at reducing the difference in levels of poverty reduction by working with local poor people in parts of Africa where there is uneven poverty reduction in order to establish equal right and address the roots and causes of this type of inequality in a sustainable way.
- Righters of financial deprivations (Righters’ project) is a project to help the victims of financial deprivation and unfairness in Africa. Amongst the planned outcomes of this project is for the righters to help poor local people to open up a bank or saving account, acquire insurance policy and buy financial products or services.
- Hardship After Summer Holidays (Educational hardship project) – an educational support to poor children and families facing poverty barriers to send their children back to schools, to cope with the cost of education and to find income earning paths and life-sustaining opportunities to survive.
Note: Further details about the above projects are available on request from CENFACS
This Autumn 2019 humanitarian appeal will help
- The virtual beneficiaries made of African organisations based in Africa
- The real and end beneficiaries who are poor people (amongst them children and women) and endangered wildlife species.
THE ASKING AMOUNTS: £2 for 2 benefits
CENFACS is appealing to you to donate £2 to create 2 benefits (1 for humans and 1 for the other living beings) as you wish to achieve one last benefit/relief.
5 projects to donate £2 for 2 benefits as you wish per project
If you donate £2 for 2 benefits towards humans and other living beings, we can anticipate the following use and relief impacts that these amounts can help
to implement Skills for Value Chains project by
- buying computer equipment for training to promote skills and help skill-deprived people and organisations
- building workshop halls and or hiring spaces for digital and IT training to meet the changing demand of skills for low-skilled people in various stages of products development
to deliver Save Flora and Fauna projects by
- running wildlife protection awareness campaign to address illicit trafficking in wildlife and to keep advocacy on wild animals’ and plants’ rights and welfare
- buying or developing software or apps on protection and care of wildlife species in Africa
to execute Inequalities Reducer project by
- running equality workshops on the reduction of the difference of levels of poverty reduction between people and groups, especially gender poverty reduction
- training people to tackle inequalities of poverty reduction within their communities
to make Righters project becomes a reality in
- helping African voluntary organisations to access climate finance and help poor people to open up a mobile money account, bank or saving account as well as buy an insurance policy and financial products they need
- supporting African voluntary organisations to advocate for poor people to have a democratic say in the distribution of their national income
to make Educational Hardship project realises needy children’s dreams by
- setting up income-generating activities with poor families to meet the cost of sending back to and maintaining their children at schools
- purchasing school books and materials through African voluntary organisations to help educationally needy children
To realise a shared benefit between humans and other living beings, it requires a donation of £2 or more.
To smooth the process of supporting these projects, CENFACS is ready to post to you and or to any other potential supporters projects proposals or an information pack about them for consideration to support. Likewise, CENFACS is ready to talk to you/potential funders about them if wanting us to do so.
To donate, gift aid and or support differently, please contact CENFACS. You can donate over phone, via email, text and by filling the contact form on this site. On receipt of your intent to donate or donation, CENFACS will contact you. However, should you wish your support to remain anonymous; we will respect your wish.
Thank you in anticipation for your willingness to give and make data change life of poor people, organisations and wild species.
To donate and or support differently, please contact CENFACS.
THIS AUTUMN CAMPAIGN ENDS by the end of AUTUMN 2019.
However, CENFACS will accept any support given beyond the duration of this campaign.
We look forward to you to your help for the poor people, flora, fauna, organisations and communities in the era of life-threatening impacts of climate change in Africa.
Thank you again for your generosity!
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!