Imagine if you could feed a child every day of the month for just £2.

In Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world, you can. By making a donation to our Food Bank Appeal today, you can support a wonderful initiative at the Murakaza School in Bujumbura, by providing a daily bowl of fortified porridge that contains all the vitamins and minerals one of our 200 pupils urgently needs.

You can donate online below or give £5 by texting SCHOOL to 70500. 

Alongside our partners CAPE (Centre d’Aide et de Protection de l’Enfant), we've been funding the Murakaza School since 2012. Providing the only free school in the area for 200 of the most underprivileged children - as well as training in income generating activities for their parents.

Following a recent visit to Murakaza, CEO Sylvia Costantini reported: “What CAPE is achieving in such a difficult environment is inspiring. The children are really grateful to be in school and are so keen to learn. Sitting among a class of 60, I could still have heard a pin drop! What was painfully apparent is how hungry and under nourished they are. Some parents are just too poor to feed their families - its incredibly frustrating. Teachers told me the ones who are really hungry fall asleep in class and don’t have the energy to play during recess.”

"We need to do more to help," she says. The school have identified that a simple bowl of fortified porridge is easy and quick to make, cheap to buy, and will give the children the energy and nutrition they need. By setting up our Food Bank Appeal, we hope to be able to raise the extra funds needed. 

With a gift of just £2, you can provide a bowl of porridge for one of the children at Murakaza every day for a month. £24, or £2 a month will provide their porridge for an entire year.

And because we work directly with our partners, everything is sourced and arranged locally, ensuring the quickest solution and most cost effective use of our funds. It also means that your donation can be put to immediate effect.

Too many of the children at the Murakaza School are severely undernourished, hindering their physical and mental development and robbing them of their futures.

Please support our Food Bank Appeal and the 200 children at the Murakaza School today. You can donate online below or text SCHOOL to 70500 to give £5 right now. Thank you.

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