MRDF participated in the Big Give Christmas Challenge between 6 and 8 December, which meant all donations made to MRDF online had the opportunity to be doubled and have twice the impact in tackling poverty on the ground.
Update: We have raised over £32,000. Thank you very much for your support!
You can still read more about the project and make an unmatched donation on the Big Give website here.
All the funds raised will support MRDF’s work in Ethiopia, one of the world’s poorest countries where more than 12 million people do not have secure access to food. The project will equip 650 families next year to earn a living from fruit and vegetable production, beekeeping, or sheep rearing. MRDF participated in the Challenge for the first time in 2011 and raised £40,000 which supported a sustainable agricultural project in Cameroon.
The Big Give is a fundraising scheme run by the Reed Foundation. It has raised £1.5 million which is made available as match funding to all charities participating in the Challenge. Donations are be matched by a combination of these funds and money already pledged by MRDF supporters.
'Trees mean a lot to us in Ethiopia. We plant trees for food and for house construction. We plant trees to conserve the land and for wood.'