Lifestyle

  • 27 May 2009

    Poor families often have to walk miles to gather water and food. Food, when it can be grown, also has to be taken to market to be sold. This can be a very time- and energy-consuming job. Children are often required to help with these household tasks. Having to work for the family means that many children miss out on school.

  • 27 May 2009

    The gap between standards in the developed world and the less developed world is stark: in one flush of a toilet, we in the West use more water than most Africans would in the course of an entire day.

  • 27 May 2009

    The Rt Rev George Katwesigye, the Bishop of Kigezi in Uganda, as challenged government donors to be more ‘faith literate’ and to release the largely untapped potential of the local church in tackling the sanitation crisis in the world’s poorest countries.

  • 27 May 2009

    A 30-year-old charity worker from North London is travelling to the Middle East as part of a delegation of peace activists from Christian Peacemaker Teams.

  • 26 May 2009

    Civil wars in countries such as Angola, Sierra Leone and the Congo have often been funded by the sale of ‘conflict diamonds’.

  • 26 May 2009

    Would you like to support cancer research UK? Why not enter the Adidas Women’s 5k Challenge fun run?

  • 26 May 2009

    The best charity gifts help develop the independence and sustainability of struggling economies. In the hands of local people, a small business can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.

  • 26 May 2009

    Even when the law is not a direct disadvantage to them, it often fails to ensure basic human rights for women.

  • 26 May 2009

    If a country cannot educate or medicate its people, it doesn’t have much chance of putting an end to poverty. Whilst it is important for countries to receive aid for the building of these facilities, there is another short-term solution.

  • 26 May 2009

    Few recognise how important play can be – particularly a team sport such as football. This has all changed since the major charities set up charity gift schemes.