2012 MicroAid Christmas Appeal | Attention: Do you like what MicroAid does?

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Photo caption: Two mothers seemed to be learning to make fish traps. After being able to make their own tools, they can catch fish in the river and sell fish in the market.


Dear Supporters,

Are you amazed by our 7 countries (Bangladesh, Burundi, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan & Uganda) and over 1,400 poor people helped? Do you like the fact we are a 100% developing country charity? We have no resources at all in the global north. That means we’re super cost effective, super relevant to the people we help. All on a tiny annual budget of £9,600 per year.

Please, on Jan 1st next year, we are losing our core funding from two generous individuals due to their own personal circumstance in 2013 and WE WILL CLOSE unless you step in to help.

We desperately need your support for 2013 to ensure MicroAid continues to reach the poorest of the poor with simple learning projects that people can do themselves. This is poverty eradication from the bottom up – by the poor themselves. It’s not about handouts or even hand ups – it’s about standing with people who are working their way out of poverty to help their family out of starvation, poor health and a subsistence way of life.

We just need 80 people to pledge only £10 / $16 per month.

Photo caption: Golbin was installing beads on the headscarf. Everyday she does this job as order from her customers.

Please can you give now to the MicroAid 2012 Christmas Appeal so we can keep delivering real hope to poor families and catalyse real action by the poor people themselves.

Give now at: www.charitygiving.co.uk/microaid

I’ve attached a full summary of all we’ve done with so little money in 2012. For the same amount of money that wouldn’t even pay a salary in the UK we’ve been able to run a fully optimised development charity across 7 countries.

MicroAid is an affordable, direct, bottom up, development aid charity that deserves to continue. Without you it will wither, please tell your friends and please give it your support.

Please download and read our MicroAid Family Stories 2012.

Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS from MicroAid.

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Friendly visit to Maumere

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We made a long trip to Maumere, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia in May 2011. Toby and Amber Beresford and Jalu make a friendly visit to the city of Maumere, Sikka District, to see at first hand the development of MicroAid Projects that have been funded.  We wanted to see how the actual condition of these families has changed as a result of the generosity of MicroAid Projects donors.
Amber with a woman who learn to make woven clothes
The journey began by flying from Jakarta to Denpasar (Bali) and then using a small propeller aircraft to Maumere. The total trip took 9 hours. During the 2 day visit, we met directly with the MicroAid community facilitation partners and the families who have been carrying out the MicroAid Projects. All were very enthusiastic about our visit as outside visitors are not common in this part of Indonesia and warmly welcomed us on our arrival.
On this visit, we met with MicroAid families who had learnt to make various different home enterprise products that will improve their livelihoods and their family incomes through MicroAid learning grants:
  • Garden vegetables such as broccoli and mustard seed.
  • Using fermented garden fertilizer on their land
  • Making woven clothes with simple tools
  • Cashew nut processing
  • Introduction to healthy family living
Here are photos of our visit. Hopefully, this friendly visit has given moral and material support for MicroAid families and their community facilitation partners.   Many now have better skills to improve the welfare of their family.  As always, there is still much to be done and we left with determination to try to do more with your help.

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MicroAid Midsummer Ball 2010

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You are duly invited to an evening of dinner and dancing in aid of MicroAid Projects, a UK registered charity (1125206) that uses family enterprise to eradicate poverty.

MicroAid Midsummer Ball 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010 from 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom

MicroAid eliminates poverty worldwide by running a structure that sends your money straight to providing training for a family in need. The main project office is based in Indonesia. With funds raised at the ball MicroAid will be able to run microprojects in Ghana, Uganda, Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh from the project office in Indonesia.

To celebrate the expansion in style, we’ve picked a beautiful historic venue right in the heart of the West End. Kings College London, founded in 1829 is one of London’s top centres of education and research. At the centre of this historic building is the Great Hall. We’ll also be taking advantage of its charming entrance hall for your reception drinks.

Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment, as there are limited tickets available. Each ticket includes reception drinks (6.30pm), dinner (7.15pm), games, music and dancing. There is also a cash bar available througout the evening.

When booking please state the name of whose table you are on or select “Any” to be placed with other individual tickets.

With gratitude,

Toby Beresford, Caroline Fenn, Neil Johnston, Frydo Malaihollo, Amber Williamson and April Moore – the Ball Committee.

Purchase your tickets for the MicroAid Midsummer Ball here!!!


Testimonials from MicroAid Midsummer Ball 2009

“Just a little note to thank you and all the organisers for a fantastic evening yesterday. Well worth travelling down from Suffolk just for those few hours. Looking forward to next year!” –  Annie & Tim

“What a fantastic night – a huge thank you and I hope you raised lots of money” –  Tessa

“It was such a fun evening – excellent to catch up with the old Trevs gang and meet some of your lovely friends. Hope you raised lots of money too! Definitely sign me up for next year’s!” – Harriet

“A fabulous evening enjoyed by all. A great result which will help MicroAid reach more families living in poverty. Please pass on congratulations to all and many heartfelt thanks.” – Richard Beresford

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