We share updates on the aftermath of cyclone Idai in the Chimanimani district of Zimbabwe and explore why events like these can no longer be understood as 'natural'.
Last week, tropical Cyclone Idai hit Chimanimani district of Zimbabwe, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Hundreds are still missing in this area alone, and access to the area is still blocked by impassable roads.
Here at Find Your Feet, we have had a brilliant year! We are excited to present our first Annual Review which combines the impact of Find Your Feet and Health Poverty Action. Together we supported 45 Lead Farmers in Malawi to train over 2,000 Follower Farmers in sustainable agriculture. We worked with women in India to set up 406 local self help groups with over 5,000 members. In Zimbabwe, we provided training for over 19,000 people on how to add value to their produce to sell it for a higher price at the market. And in partnership with Health Poverty Action, we tested over 24,000 people for malaria in Vietnam, with 663 cases identified and treated.
You can read our full Annual Review here.
Peter and Sanisai Kaunhu live with their children in a remote part of Mutoko. For months at a time, more than 50% of families living in here face food shortages and 29% children are malnourished or stunted.
Today is Giving Tuesday - a day to do good stuff for charity.
You have the chance to do something good and have DOUBLE the impact.
How? By donating to Curry for Change.
Because everything you donate to Curry for Change will be matched by our campaign sponsor Natco Foods - so every £1 will become £2 to help families suffering from hunger.
This is a photo of 10 year Tatenda from Zimbabwe. For the first time in his life, Tatenda is able to walk on his own thanks to a walking frame built by his father Costa.
Tatenda is disabled – he is unable to walk without support and suffers from seizures and hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid on his brain. Until recently he depended on Costa, who is his sole carer, to help him move around.
Since Costa started receiving support from Find Your Feet he has been able to spend less time worrying about food and more time exploring new ways to improve Tatenda’s life.. This includes building him the frame. Now Tatenda can walk and play unaided, giving Costa more time to farm his land. Costa hopes that in the future, he’ll be able to make more walking frames to give other local children more freedom and independence.
We have some important and exciting news to share with you!
We have chosen to work with Health Poverty Action because of our shared values, and the complementary nature of our work. They work with communities in 15 different countries to improve health. They do not see health as simply a medical issue, but instead work to tackle all of the social factors that impact on health, including education, sanitation, nutrition and livelihoods.