Louise Whitelegg, the Christian Aid Co-Ordinator for the Island tells us a little bit about this years appeal:
This year’s project is aiming to provide the Match Funding of £25,000 to the IOM Governments £100,000 small projects grant (which we are over the moon to receive!). Some of you may well remember the Improved cookstove project in Mali? (or rather toasted marshmallows on Tynwald day?)it proved a great success and we are now trying the same in Burundi. A cooperative will be formed to make and distribute the improved cook stoves – 200 of which will be given to those struggling the most. It is a great project with many benefits. Clearer indoor air, safer and faster cooking, less precious wood chopped down and less pollution. for the women directly involved in the project it means they will be given a skill assisting them to become independent and self-sufficient. It is a lovely rewarding project. Together I am sure we can make it a reality! If you’d like to make a donation the account details are below.
Christian Aid (IOM) – Account: 46 82 01 60, Sort: 30-12-80