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Support for ongoing projects has continued unabated in 2017 and now into 2018, further establishing the influence that Trade Aid UK has been able to give to important relief programmes worldwide. Much of this has been enabled by the continued sale of Trade Aid UK Granulated and Caster Sugar through Tesco Stores and online at Ocado together with the sale of ethical travel insurance through its partner www.travelandinsure.com. The use of external aid agencies and charities has been instrumental in us being able to reach the remotest parts of the globe where often the needs are greatest. The individual aid projects supported by the Trade Aid UK Foundation can be viewed by simply scrolling up and down the project panel on this page and clicking on the project that interests you.

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Well Construction and Repair

Trade Aid UK is supporting Azafady, a UK registered charity, to provide funding to repair wells in 15 communities in Madagascar affected by water shortage and disease. The aim of this programme is to reduce the high rates of disease and mortality and bring sustainable relief from poverty for people living in the Anosy region of southeast Madagascar.

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It has an ethnically diverse population of some 20 million people, and the number of inhabitants is increasing at a rate of about 3% per year. It is one of the world’s poorest countries, with more than 70% of the population living below the poverty line.

The repair of these wells will directly provide clean drinking water to over 12,000 people, with benefits extending through the population of the urban commune of Fort Dauphin and the surrounding rural region, an estimated 200,000 people. This is in an area where communities have minimal access to water and sanitation infrastructure, and where 3 in 10 children die before the age of 5 from easily preventable, and often water borne, illnesses like diarrohea.

Azafady was initially established as a Scottish charity in 1994 and became a registered charity in England and Wales in 1999. Azafady’s basic aim is to alleviate human poverty whilst protecting a biologically rich but greatly endangered environment by empowering the poorest people of the region to meet their basic needs and establish sustainable livelihoods. If you would like to know more about Azafady and its other projects and volunteer programmes, then you can do so by logging onto their website at www.azafady.org

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