Sara Vicente Barreto

Sara Vicente Barreto

Celebrating my Birthday


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]This has no doubt been a strange year. One that we will keep in our memories and probably tell our grand-children about. Around the world, Covid-19 has disrupted our lives, sometimes bringing about new opportunities, other times spreading what were already dire conditions. [/p][p]I turn [b]39 this Saturday[/b] and yet again I see no better way to celebrate than to share the privilege I have with those that were not born with the same luck. As many of you know, I run [url=]A Little Gesture UK[/url] and its sister charity in Portugal for the last 16 years, and I work every night to help the children of Mozambique break through the cycle of poverty. This year, [b]it feels like so much of our work is under threat[/b].[/p][p]Schools stopped, the economy came to a halt, lockdown is on its 4th month there. We rightly fear the economic consequences of Covid-19 lockdown in our western world economies. When we look at Mozambique and many other poor countries, that fear and impact are exponential. [b]A food crisis is in motion[/b]. [/p][p]For many of our children, the school meal we were serving was their [b][u]only [/u][/b]meal. For many of our families, the food basket we distribute monthly is the base of their entire family’s food security. We could not stop. We worked through the lockdown to convert school meals into new food baskets, to provide extra soap and face masks for protection, to provide farming kits to allow the families to grow some basic food in their small home farms. [/p][p]At the same time, we saw our funds under severe threat as events got canceled and some of our donours, especially in Portugal, face job losses and economic difficulties themselves. [/p][p][b]My birthday wish this year is a simple one [/b]– help me be there to continue to provide food and support to our children and families. There are more than 2000 children that we support day-to-day. 5£ or 50£ we all do what we can and every little gesture will count. [/p]
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Jul 30, 2020

Ian Jelbert

Happy Birthday


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 24, 2020

Nikki Tippins


Jul 23, 2020


Amazing Sara - such an great cause Happy BIrthday


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2020

Elena M

Happy birthday Sara! Supporting your initiatives is always a pleasure... Congrats for everything you have achieved so far!


Jul 20, 2020

Sean and Penny Novick

Excellent cause and dedication!


Jul 20, 2020


A great cause!


Jul 18, 2020

Rachael McCullough

Happy birthday! Great cause, as always.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2020


Muitos Parabens!


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2020


It's a beautiful cause. Happy birthday, Sara!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2020


belated Happy Birthday - wonderful cause to support a beautiful country i have visited. Best Steve


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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