£51,871 raised in Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016!
In this year's Big Give Christmas Challenge, you helped to raise an amazing £51,871 to support 10 rural Kenyan communities to adopt sustainable farming techniques, building their resilience against drought and climate change.
We have already helped these communities to build sand dams, and your new donations will now go on to support them to make climate-smart changes to their farming practices, so they can use the trapped water to its fullest potential to make a living from the land.
Even in the face of severe drought, by using these techniques, they will be able to harvest enough to feed their family and pay school fees for their children, breaking free of the cycle of poverty - so on behalf of the communities we work with, thank you for your support.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is now finished (and donations are no longer being doubled), but every penny counts so please continue to make an unmatched donation here.
Before we started, sometimes our children would go to bed without even taking food. My life has changed because my children now have food to eat and the rest of the group members too have food for their families.
Elisabeth Ndungwa Kin'goo, chairwoman of Star Ya Thange self-help group.