The money raised for ADRA on the 25000spins London to Paris trip 2010 has gone to the following very worthwhile project and cause.
A tenner (£10) will feed a hungry child in Niger for two months! A meal of millet porridge for breakfast followed by beans and rice for dinner will be live-savers for over 2,000 school children in famine hit Niger. Starting Monday the 23rd of August ADRA-UK, with its local partner ADRA Niger, will feed the most vulnerable of the children educated by ADRA in Niger along with their siblings for a period of two months.
This will help them through the critical hunger months that are now hitting Niger. With the current food crisis in Niger children are at high risk of malnutrition. Using one of the two Niamey ADRA schools that is in close proximity to one of the neediest populations, ADRA Niger will provide two meals a day to 2,000 of the most vulnerable children in Koira Tigi area at the edge of the capital. The meals will consist of locally available staples.
The first meal will be traditional Nigerien breakfast fare, millet porridge and the second meal will provide a balance of protein and carbohydrates incorporating as many vegetables as possible. By preventing these children from becoming malnourished and ill as they prepare to go back to school not only is their immediate need for food being served, but their continued participation in education is encouraged.
The project, valued at £20,000, is funded by money raised by the 25,000spins London-Paris cycle ride and private donations.