Raise funds 1 January – 28 February
Get your friends and family involved to sponsor you to lose weight, feel healthier and happier knowing that you have helped to save lives.
For every man with HIV, it is estimated that five women become infected.
People in the Rwandan villages are afraid of the disease and will not work with people who are known to be infected, so these poor women are unable to earn a living to support themselves and their families.
Our chairman, Ros, met 70 women in a remote village in the East of Rwanda who told her that if they were to have a sewing workshop cooperative they could all work together to support each other and make clothes to sell at the markets. They said that there were many other women who were unable to attend the meeting as they were too sick or who were ashamed as they had no decent clothes to wear.
Ros and the women met in a local hand-built church which holds a school each day that teaches up to 150 children and also provides a free lunch for the pupils via a food programme. Sixty of the pupils are orphans and the midday meal may be all that they have to keep them alive.
To participate, you can:
- Download the Sponsorship Form to collect sponsorship
- Donate to Pound for Pound Sponsored Slim for HIV Mothers through GoFundMe
- Collect your sponsorship and make a payment directly on our donation page.
If you are not collecting or donating online: Please make cheques payable to Compassion Direct UK and send with your sponsor forms to:
Tan Y Mynydd,
Uwch Y Maes,
Dolgellau. Gwynedd. LL40 1GA
T: 01341 388649
Charity Registration No. 1113505