BLB has been involved in projects in Beira for many years, and aims to continue mainstream project support in the fields of:
Bristol Link with Beira has a GoFundMe page to build up an emergency reserve fund to respond quickly to any urgent disasterous situation in Beira. This GoFundMe page can also be used for individual and recurring donations, which benefit from Gift Aid. Any surplus to our reserve funds goes to needs identified by communities in Beira, via ADEL Sofala.
BLB would like to thank all those who supported our appeal to provide backpacks to schoolgirls following the devastating effects of Cyclone Freddy. Many girls were displaced and lost possessions in the flooding.
The project aimed to provide hygiene and dignity kits with school materials in an effort to maintain school attendance. The project, which received great appreciation from the community, was developed by Acção para Desenvolvimento Social (ADS). 40 backpacks funded by BLB were distributed to school-age girls identified by ADS’s “Girl for Girl” Clubs.
Climate change is intensifying extreme weather events in Beira, putting schoolgirls at risk of displacement, disrupted education, and increased vulnerability. It’s amazing how something as simple as a backpack can make a big difference in their education and future.