'Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.'
Keeping administration and staff costs low; working alongside existing charities already on the ground; providing the essentials rather than luxuries. The Grassroots Trust is able to make donations go further with a stripped back approach to charity organisation and fundraising.
Now working in Tanzania, Kenya, India and Romania, Grassroots reaches out to the most vulnerable. The governments of these countries do not provide free education, healthcare and child benefit. Grassroots is a Christian charity that offers a Child Sponsorship programme to bridge the gap. Offering a weekly meal with fresh water and daily milk for pre-schoolers, Grassroots focuses on providing the bare essentials.
Child sponsorship options start at just £3.50 per month with a minimum of 100% spent on the individual child.
Alongside the sponsorship programme, the charity has come up with a number of 'alternative gifts' that can be purchased ranging from 'flip flops' to 'a community well'.
I have the privilege of working with a Trustee of The Grassroots Trust and was delighted to add it to the Fortycubed list of charities. If you would like to make a donation to The Grassroots Trust please do so via this link.