COCO Christmas Appeal 2016

Total raised

from a target of £8,500.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Offline total


This Christmas, COCO is hoping to raise £8,500 to construct an entire nursery school on the slopes of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Once constructed, the nursery will be able to cover its running costs to ensure that it continues to prosper forever.

Our 2015 Christmas Appeal raised £5,497.81, which was used to provide sustainable agriculture training to farmers in 5 communities in Tanzania. One community was named Kibosho. The community in Kibosho was able to increase their income by an average of 239% as a result of the training.

Parents contributing some of their increased income to their children’s education means that MCODE Nursery can now cover its running costs.

Lucy, pictured will use her additional income from training to pay a contribution to her children’s education at nursery.

 “I found the training helpful. Beforehand, growing crops with difficult, but now with the new methods I’m sure of getting food for my family and life is less stressful. MCODE nursery school is a very good idea. I’m looking forward to sending my 2 year-old daughter Angel and my 5 month old son Wemoa, once they are old enough. There are so many benefits to starting education young – it will mean that children get smart and have a good life. They will be able to support themselves and their families.” -Lucy

The nursery is currently located in a community member’s front room and shares toilets with a local bar. Clearly, this is not a positive arrangement for young children and the local government has instructed the community to find a new home for the nursery.

Your donation will help to develop a classroom, office and composting toilets, which will combine to create a safe and comfortable environment in which young children can learn and play.

Thank you for your support.

Select the amount you wish to give

£20.00  3 bags of cement

£50.00  A toilet door

£100.00  200 bricks out of 2000

£350.00  1 composting toilet

Total donations: £1,440.00



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

Jade Rigby


Inspiring work as always!

Neil Wood-Mitchell


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Good luck guys. Great idea. Hope it goes well.

Tessa Sealey



Michael Robinson


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

Great cause as always



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Mike Worthington


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Good luck with appeal Lucy .

Susan and Chris Vernon


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

What a fantastic project. Good luck, hope you hit the target.

Fiona O'Connor & Merry Ashford


We 've donated instead of sending Christmas cards this year