A new pair of school shoes…


That’s what your support means for the women of South Senegal – being able to afford the simple, everyday things that will make a world of difference to their children.

Because when you can’t afford the “little things”… well, you realise they aren’t so “little” after all.

Your support to our Easter Appeal means that fruit farmers in Casamance, South Senegal can come together and work as part of a group, giving them a stronger voice and a more secure income.

That means they can start to afford the things that many of us are lucky enough to take for granted.

Yacime, a fruit farmer and mother of five, explains:

 “Before we formed the association, I couldn’t afford shoes for the children. They used to ask their father “can we have shoes?” and we had to say no. Now I can say yes, and they all have shoes which protect their feet on the way to school.”


“They used to ask their father “can we have shoes?” and we had to say no...

Now I can say yes”

Yacime, Fruit Farmer, Senegal

For Yacime, the daily walk to school is just the first step of a bigger journey:

“I hope my children will get work after they complete their education and have jobs with salaries. I want success for my children – that is more important than success for me.”

Yacime herself never went to school, but thanks to your support, a brighter future for her children isn’t just a dream – it’s a reality.

That’s the beauty of trade when it’s done right – it keeps families happy, healthy and thriving – not just today, but for generations.

Would you consider giving a gift to help more families like Yacime’s to build a better future? Click the button below and in 2 minutes you can make a huge difference to the lives of people who really need your support.

Nancy Demuth is Fundraising Communications Officer at Traidcraft Exchange.

J McNaughton