Jonathan Isbell

Jonathan Isbell

Jon's running the London Marathon for Uganda

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]So I've signed up for the London Marathon! Its going to be quite a challenge![/p][p]I'm raising money to help the forgotten people in some of Uganda's poorest villages. Over the last few years I've visited the Manafwa district in Eastern Uganda with a group from my church and experienced first hand the poverty and lack.[/p][p]Using the money that YOU have given we've been able to supply teaching materials and sports equipment to schools, cooking equipment, blankets and building materials. This has brought joy and excitement to these extremely poor villages. Many of them overwhelmed with YOUR generosity![/p][p]Last year, we visited seven schools and were shocked at the conditions we discovered: limited teaching resources and limited access to food or clean water. In addition, pupils and teachers walked 3 miles each day to attend school, resulting in 10-hour days with little or no food and water to sustain them.[/p][p]So I'm raising money to take resources to schools in Manafwa and start the process of drilling wells![/p][p]THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT![/p][p]Ps. Aid International kindly provided me with a spot in the London Marathon. For the last 13 years they've been supporting Fountain of Life Church in Lusaka, Zambia to build schools and Gifts of Love International in Brito, Guatemala to house abused children. 20% of the funds raised will go to support those projects.[/p][p][b]Why Help Uganda? The Statistics:[/b][/p][p]It has the second youngest population in the world (after Niger). Approximately 49% of children are under 15 years of age, and 32% (or 10.68 million) of the population are between 0 and 8 years. 55% of 0 to 8 year olds (5.87 million children) are under 4.[/p][p]Poor environment for young children[/p][ul][li]1/3 of all households have no access to safe water sources[/li][li]28.4% of people walk over 1km to water; average wait time is 28 minutes[/li][li]The average number of people per room is 3.4[/li][li]74% of all dwellings have earth floors[/li][li]Less than 10% of all household use improved stoves[/li][li]85.8% of the population use pit latrines and nearly 11% have no toilet[/li][li]Less than 10% of children sleep under insecticide treated malaria nets[/li][/ul][p]Poor education[/p][ul][li]Primary - Many can't pay for books and uniforms, classes are very large, very few resources;[/li][li]Secondary - very expensive only 1 in 3 males and 1 in 5 females attend.[/li][/ul][p]Poor prospects[/p][ul][li]80% of 15 to 24 year olds are unemployed[/li][/ul][p][i]Source: Bernard Van Leer Foundation Draft Uganda Strategy. January 2011.[/i][/p]

Supporters


May 11, 2014

Cash without Gift Aid

Thank you!

£135.00


May 11, 2014

Anonymous

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 4, 2014

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 28, 2014

Anonymous

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Apr 16, 2014

Anonymous

Hey dude, we wanted to give a bit more!

£100.00


Apr 14, 2014

Joel Fazal

Apologise for late reply and well done for completing it too

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 14, 2014

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 14, 2014

Anonymous

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Apr 13, 2014

Anonymous

Well done Jon!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 13, 2014

Tom L

Congratulations!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid

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