Feedback Madagascar works hand in hand with some of the poorest communities in Madagascar to improve their lives and their environment. As the 7th poorest country in the world, people suffer and struggle to survive – let alone conserve nature.
By addressing people’s primary needs (health, sanitation, agriculture) Feedback Madagascar allows them to focus on longer-term challenges such as education, legal tenure and livelihoods. In doing so, the charity clears a path to the creation of sustainable livelihoods and better environmental stewardship.
1/5 children die before reaching the age of 5 in Madagascar due to waterborne disease. The money we raise will go to a crucial component for health and progress – 24 boreholes giving clean water to 6,000 people living on the forest frontier.
That’s clean water for two more people every mile we row across the Atlantic.
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. The charity helps some of Scotland’s poorest communities to put children first using practical advice and support in difficult times. Through the charity’s local and national services, they provide emotional and practical support to children and families, preventing neglect, abuse and harm and helping families and communities to keep children safe.
They support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events, their goal being to help Scotland’s communities to play their part in looking-out for and protecting children. The charity is determined to listen to Scotland’s children and families and when government or society fails to hear them or respect their rights, they speak out.
Parentline is a web and phone line for families in need of support during difficult times. Each mile we row will allow the charity to reach one family in need of an empathetic listening ear.