In early January 2008, Niall, Ollie, Didi, Grant, Gareth & Denis embarked on the Cairo to Cape Town Challenge cycle in aid of Millennium Promise, joined by Matt and Rich in Arusha, Tanzania. A distance of 12,500km, we travelled through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. We will arrive in Cape Town on 19 July.
We are raising money and awareness to help fight extreme poverty and will visit Millennium Promise projects along the way. As we are completely self-funding, every cent raised goes directly to this amazing organisation.
Your help makes this expedition worthwhile. We appreciate every hard-earned Dollar, Rand, Euro or Pound that is contributed.
$50 will treat 2,500 with parasites. A simple $0.02 pill can make a huge difference to a person's life
$100 will protect 20 people from malaria which is the single biggest killer of children in Africa
$250 will feed 42 children at school for one year, which in many cases will be the only meal they eat that day
$500 will give 100 children a better education with pens, pads and books
$1000 will help 77 farmers feed their families by empowering farmers with proper techniques, seed and fertiliser
Over 1 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than one dollar a day. Every day, over 20,000 people die because they are too poor to survive.
Millennium Promise is demonstrating how breathtakingly simple, high-impact interventions can transform whole communities. By combining the best scientific and local knowledge available, Millennium Villages address all the major problems—hunger, disease, inadequate education, lack of safe drinking water, and absence of essential infrastructure—simultaneously. Working in 78 villages, Millennium Promise has already helped over 400,000 people climb out of extreme poverty and onto the path towards self-sustainable development.
With your help, we can affect the lives of thousands of people. We can help end extreme poverty.
Thank you kindly for your support.