We always have initiatives that need funding and/or other forms of support. At the moment, we are currently appealing for funding for the following Autumn campaign: Autumn 2017 Appeal
SUPPORTING POOR PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND ORGANISATIONS IN AFRICA THIS AUTUMN 2017 by MAKING NUMBERS CHANGE THEIR LIVES.
THE NUMBERS THAT JUSTIFY THE NEED
The numbers and or figures that tell us there is a need to support are given in the following examples
- The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa argued that Africa’s poverty gap is nearly twice the global gap — 15.2 per cent versus 8.8 per cent (p.36). Twenty of the 48 countries with data — 45 per cent of the continent’s population —have a poverty gap ratio higher than the African average (figure 2.4). (p.37)
(United Nations Economic Commission for Africa: Economic Report on Africa 2017 – URBANIZATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION FOR AFRICA’S TRANSFORMATION, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- The United Nations Children’s Fund pointed out that conflict and insecurity in the Central African Republic mean, as of March 2017, more than 890,000 people in Central African Republic – half of them children – are still on the move, either internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries
- The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora said that tiger populations plummeted by 95 percent over the past 100 years and African lion populations dropped by 40 percent in just 20 years
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, animals under threat and Africa-based Organisations with whom we are working together to help alleviate the following types of property 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.)
- 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
- TRIACONTADI project (Project 32): TRIACONTADI stands for Together for Renewal of Infrastructures in Africa to Create Opportunities and Needed Transformations for Alternative Development Intergeneration. It is an infrastructure project that aims at reducing poverty and hardships by working together with local people to build basic infrastructures; infrastructures sometimes destroyed by armed conflicts and environmental disasters or just they did not exist or even become obsolete after many decades of economic regression.
- Save Animals 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.
- Cross Border Poor and Markets (People and markets project) – an initiative seeking to help in-work cross-border poor caught in the fragmented markets and cross-border conflicts in Africa. This project is an extension of Rebuilding Africa project, which is a support project to the victims of war and natural disasters in Africa to rebuild their destroyed lives, livelihoods and infrastructures.
- 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 2017 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 endangered animal species.
THE ASKING AMOUNTS
CENFACS is appealing to you to donate £2 to £4 or more as you wish to achieve one last benefit/relief.
5 projects to donate £2 to £4 or more as you wish per project
If you donate £2 to £4 towards, we can anticipate the following use and relief impacts that these amounts can help
to implement TRIACONTADI project by
- buying computer equipment for training
- building workshop halls and or hiring spaces for digital and IT training
to deliver Save Animals projects by
- running animal protection awareness campaign on animal rights and welfare
- buying or developing software or apps on protection and care of animals in Africa
to execute Poor People and Markets project by
- running cross border workshops on the integration of trade and peace building to protect cross border workers and traders, especially women traders
- reducing defragmentation between African poor’s people markets and increasing cross border trades to alleviate poverty
to make Righters project becomes a reality in
- helping African voluntary organisations to access climate finance and help poor people to open up a bank or saving account and 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 by 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 total of 5 lasting benefits, it requires a donation of £10 to £20.
To smooth the process of supporting these projects, CENFACS is ready to post to you and or to any other potential supporters 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 numbers change life of poor people, organisations and animals.
SUPPORTING BY DONATING UNWANTED GOODS AND PRODUCTS FOR CENFACS CHARITY eSTORE ▼
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 enquiry about your products donation, please contact CENFACS.
Thank you for your support!