Anti-poverty charity, ActionAid, has launched an urgent appeal and is looking for just one new sponsor from Eastbourne to step forward and sponsor Fumbani, age four, as the child of their town this Christmas.
By reaching out to sponsor the child of Eastbourne, the charity says residents can help provide a brighter future for a child and their community in one of the world’s poorest countries.
Fumbani lives in Malawi where more than half of the population live on less than £1 a day.
In Malawi, ActionAid helps by providing the basics – food, water and healthcare as well as agricultural support to farming families. Through child sponsorship the charity has also helped build schools so children like Fumbani have a brighter future.
ActionAid’s Jane Moyo said, “For just £15 a month, child sponsorship can help bring about real, long-term change. You’ll get two letters a year from the child you sponsor, and updates from the country to tell you how the money you donate is changing lives. That could be through building classrooms, supplying clean water, delivering healthcare and even offering small business training. We’re hoping this appeal in Eastbourne will help us change Fumbani’s future for good.”