This week, Izzy, Hannah and Phil, will each only be able to spend £1 a day on food and drink. (And, in case you’re wondering, we’re not allowed to accept any free food, or gifts – as that would be missing the point!)
We will be going hungry. Our energy levels will be depleted. At times we’ll probably find it difficult to concentrate. And our diet won’t be particularly nutritious.
For over a billion people, that is a daily reality. They really do have to live on less than a £1 a day – they have no choice about it. It can sometimes be hard to get your head around the idea of a billion people. But for us it’s more personal, as we do this, as well as reminding us how privileged we are, we will be raising money for 40 widows who live in the village of Bugosa in rural Uganda. Sarah, Gladys, Jessica and Fedelesi, pictured above, are four of these widows.
For most of these widows, having a £1 a day would be so much more than they are used to. In reality they live off much , much less than £1 a day, and many have to feed their children for this amount as well, not just themselves. And it’s not just food, it’s everything!
So, will you sponsor us? Will you help us raise money so we can buy essential items for the widows of Bugosa?
- Will you help us buy Sarah a jerry can (£2) so she can collect and store water in a clean container?
- Will you help us buy Gladys a mosquito net (£2.50) to protect her from being bitten by a malaria-carrying-mosquito, that, especially in her weak condition could kill her?
- Will you help us buy Jessica a mattress (£12), so she doesn’t have to sleep on the floor any more?
- Will you help us buy Fedelesi a blanket (£5), so that she can keep warm at night?
Give online or you can send a cheque (made payable to ‘a little bit of HOPE’) to a little bit of HOPE, 16 Priory Road, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8EW.
Image of £1 coin (feature image) by Stephen Banks, sourced from sxc.hu