To celebrate International Women’s Day the fabulous and inspirational Team Honk bloggers Tanya Barrow, Annie Spratt and Penny Alexander are in Tanzania. They’re finding out how donations made to Sport Relief last year have supported female entrepreneurs and helped create lasting change for women, their families and communities and beyond.
Team Honk is about bloggers raising money and awareness for Comic Relief and Sport Relief. Last month I took part in the London section of the Team Honk relay from Land’s End to John o’Groats – as of now we’ve raised £21,903 and the relay hasn’t finished yet. Some of the money raised by Comic Relief and Sport Relief last year has gone to support the Gatsby Trust Tanzania in its work to provide education, support and training to women entrepreneurs. So, why support women and why women in Tanzania, you may ask? Well, Comic Relief says that 70% of the world’s poorest people are women and Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. So that’s why.
Today Annie sent me this postcard of Lucy to share here. Annie met Lucy in Tanzania. Annie says: ‘Through mentoring and training the Gatsby Trust gave Lucy the confidence to develop her business and to network after moving from the countryside to the city. She is an inspirational creative who brought out so many beautiful, imaginative handcrafted items to show us. More than that she is a teacher and looks forward to expanding her business by training other women who want to start up craft and textile businesses.’
If you’d like to help women like Lucy, here’s what you could do:
TWEET: If you have five minutes you could retweet, share and support any updates you see with the #lastingchange hashtag.
DONATE: You could help create #lastingchange by sponsoring the #teamhonkrelay for Sport Relief
GET INVOLVED: You could sign up for your local Sport Relief event here.
It’s great that Team Honk were able to go across and see the real difference donations can make to people’s lives.
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Mummy Barrow says
Thank you for sharing Lucy’s story. She was just so talented!! It was incredible to see her array of crafts.
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Thanks Gretta for sharing this. Lucy has been able to take in an orphan from her wider family because of the money she’s been able to earn from her business, proof positive that the money raised really does create lasting change x
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Gretta Schifano says
That’s fantastic to hear!