In my first blog, I wrote about the local charity we are supporting – Leicester Charity Link.
In this blog, it is the first of the five overseas charities /organizations – The Andrew Grene Foundation – that will each receive £100 from our sponsored Leicester Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October.
Andrew Grene gave his life, aged 44, in the service of peace, in the earthquake of January 12, 2010, when the UN HQ building in Port au Prince collapsed. He worked for the United Nations in some of the world’s most precarious situations, among them the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
He helped to broker the peaceful transition of power from Indonesia to an independent East Timor. In his final posting, he worked passionately, with unwavering courage and with an unshakeable belief in the country and the people of Haiti.
£100 will provide micro-finance for six women to start up in business – £16 per person.
Check out the website for more details: https://andrewgrene.org/what-we-do/microfinance/
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