SCIAF helps thousands of people affected by hunger, conflict and disease, in some of the poorest countries in the world. We give people a hand up, not a hand out.
We also respond to emergencies such as the drought in the Horn and East of Africa and the crisis in Syria. We provide emergency support - food, water, shelter and medicine - and stay on to help during the recovery period. We’re there for the long-term, after the press and camera crews have gone home. One example of this is our help for communities to rebuild their homes in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. People who have lived in tents for the last 3 years are at last being able to move their families into a home.
Practical support is not all we do. SCIAF has a passion for challenging the systems which keep people poor, through education and campaigning. By tackling issues such as hunger and climate change, we are effecting lasting, positive change.
By deciding to leaving us a gift in your will, you are giving us the ultimate gift - thank you. Last year, SCIAF’s legacy income was enough to pay for all of our work in Asia. It’s no secret that we need this income - it makes a world of difference to many, many people.
If you would like any further information on leaving a gift in your will to SCIAF please get in touch with Catriona Yates, Legacies Officer, on 0141 354 5555, email email@example.com or visit our website www.sciaf.org.uk/wills
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SCIAF works in partnership with local communities in 16 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America SCIAF alleviates and addresses the root causes of poverty. Last year over 279,000 people received support to overcome poverty, war, disease and disasters through 64 long term development projects.
One of these projects is Nduwamahoro in Burundi. Through promoting peace in a war-torn African country and helping people set up rice cooperatives, this project is successfully bringing a broken community together. Claude, a former child soldier who witnessed the violent death of his father and returned, landless, to his village is now growing rice and making a living to support his wife and daughter. Four in every five Burundians survive on less than 78p a day. Competition for food, water and farming land means that conflicts erupt easily. But without peace, escaping poverty is impossible. Through Nduwamahoro Claude was able to forgive his father’s killer and his life has been changed forever: “I felt I was putting down a very heavy burden and that the sun had started rising in my heart”