This summer, we need your help to raise an additional £10,000.

It’s an incredibly tough time for small international development charities, we’ve worked hard to keep income as high as possible during these times, but we have a gap which urgently needs to be filled.

18 long months since the beginning of the pandemic, we are incredibly proud of the resilience and strength of our fantastic small charity. We’ve done our absolute best to respond to the needs of the people in Lawra who have faced deepening poverty and hunger, and we remain fully committed to our mission of sustainable poverty reduction in this beautiful, isolated corner of Ghana. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us to make this possible with their incredible generosity. We are so grateful to you for all of the support that so many have given us over the years.

 

Now, as the people of Lawra are recovering, ATE’s challenges continue – in fact, things seem to be getting harder and harder. The funding environment in the UK is very difficult and we are struggling to access funds – with interest rates rock bottom our usually reliable trust funds are reducing their gifts (or in many cases giving nothing at all); with the aid budget cuts the competition for all pots of money is sky high; and with the uncertainty of government policy we still can’t organise fundraising events…

We’ve worked really hard to keep income as high as possible during these times, but we have a gap which urgently needs to be filled.

 

We are full of gratitude to our loyal supporter base, who have enabled us to survive the pandemic so far. In our Emergency Appeal last year, your kindness made the difference to ATE, and to the people of Lawra. Thank you so much.

To continue our work and ensure that we can grow, to reach more people that need us, we need to raise an additional £10,000 this summer – so we are launching a Summer Appeal and seeking donations towards our target, big or small.

Thank you so much for considering supporting ATE. We have big plans for the future, and we can’t do it without you.