You might of already heard of Team Honk, a group of UK bloggers raising funds for and awareness of Sports Relief.
Team Honk is spear headed by three amazing bloggers who have just been on a trip to Tanzania. To celebrate International Women's Day #iwd2014, Tanya, Annie and Penny have been finding out how donations to Sport Relief last year have created female entrepreneurs and #lastingchange for women, their families and communities and beyond - rippling out #lastingchange in Africa.
They have sent some digital post cards to us back home. Here's mine . It shows a lady called Joyce.
Through mentoring and training the Gatsby Trust have helped Joyce expand her poultry business from just a few chicks to now having 300. She has also now built an extension to house another 400 which should be arriving next week. The training that Joyce has received has enabled her to make her own feed, thereby saving her money, and also to ensure the feed is healthy. It has also taught her to recognise signs of disease in her chicks to such an extend that she now has a completely healthy clutch. Other poultry keepers in her area now phone her for advice and training. The network of women is now in a much more powerful position to broker deals to sell to supermarkets as they can promise supply, which Joyce couldn’t do on her own. Joyce is supporting her family and is able to pay for her son to attend a boarding school.
How can you help?
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