Maneesha's Trek to Tackle Poverty Sri Lanka


Maneesha Todd

http://myoxf.am/7093 | Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia | Challenge

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$1,535

Raised for a $2,500 target

18

Donors

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Hello there! I'll be trekking Sri Lanka's Hill Country next March in an effort to raise needed funds for Oxfam's SUNRISE project! The project works on areas I care deeply about: women's empowerment, gender & economic justice, and helping vulnerable communities cope with the impacts of climate change. Projects like this give me hope in our effort to create a fairer, better world. Please help me reach my goal and together let's help empower others to lift themselves out of poverty!

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Supporting: Trek to Tackle Poverty Sri Lanka

Trek through Sri Lanka's unspoilt heartland on this 12-day journey, tackling poverty with Oxfam.   Spend six days on an immersive trek through the varied and vibrant hills of Sri Lanka. Travelling by foot, you'll experience the lush landscapes of this culturally rich country. Splash through fresh-water streams, wander among peaceful tea plantations and look out in awe as you stand on some of Sri Lanka's most breathtaking peaks.   Oxfam challenge events are more than an adventure; they are a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create change - in the world and in yourself. This is a unique opportunity to see Oxfam's work in the field and meet the people whose lives you've helped change.   You and Oxfam, tackling poverty together.

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Maneesha T.
1 week ago

OMG.

I only created this page two weeks ago and shared with family and friends TWO DAYS ago - and I've already had the most INCREDIBLE response and an absolute tidal wave of support!!

I can't believe I'm already *more than halfway* to my fundraising goal! The generosity of the people around me is so encouraging & inspiring and I feel so lucky to know such incredibly supportive people who care as much as I do about helping to create a better world. You know that intense despair I mentioned? You legends are helping to make that slowly dissipate.

It feels strange for people to say to me "Good on you", when it's all those supporting me who are the true heroes in this. After all, it's donations that fund the incredible programs and work that Oxfam does. Without supporters like those who have donated to me, Oxfam would be unable to do their amazing work - and I would be unable to go on this trek!

So what I'm trying to say is: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Your support warm my heart.

- Manee xx

Maneesha T.
2 weeks ago

I don't know about you, but I often feel pretty crap about the state of the world we live in. Scrolling through my newsfeed each day I see endless examples of injustice, inequality and environmental destruction.

In a moment of particularly intense despair (not coincidentally after the 2019 election results), I decided to *stop moping* and do something positive, for the world and myself: I signed up to Oxfam's Trek to Tackle Poverty in Sri Lanka. !!!!!!!

That means next March, I'll be trekking through Sri Lanka's Hill Country & Knuckles Mountain range in an effort to raise $2500 for Oxfam's SUNRISE project, which empowers locals with the skills they need to overcome poverty and flourish.

I'm so excited to fundraise for this project as it works on areas I care deeply about: women's empowerment, gender and economic justice, and helping vulnerable communities cope with the impacts of climate change.

SUNRISE stands for Sustaining and Nurturing Rural Angro-Industrial Social Enterprises.The project includes life-changing training that empowers women with skills and confidence to engage in the local economy, and develops the technical skills of farmers to help boost their income and withstand the impacts of climate change. Oxfam works WITH and not FOR, which is so important for genuine sustainable development.

Projects like this give me hope in our effort to create a fairer, better world.

Please help me reach my goal!! Every little bit makes a huge difference and I'm so grateful any support. <3

Donors

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$50

Emma Leong Love this Manee! Doing your build to hold up “Half the Sky”! Love JP, Emma, Nate and Tristan 4 Daysago

$20

Charles Gehrig 6 Daysago

$50

Imogen Todd Love you always! X 6 Daysago

$300

Elizabeth Tolhurst 6 Daysago

$25

Paige Mandy You go girl 1 Weekago

$250

Julie Ong You are an inspiration to us all! 1 Weekago

$100

Anonymous 1 Weekago

$20

Hayley Williams This is amazing! 1 Weekago

$140

Anonymous 1 Weekago

$25

Anonymous 1 Weekago

$25

Anuk Indraratna 1 Weekago

$50

Jo Williams Go Manee! 1 Weekago

$30

Jennifer O'Toole 1 Weekago

$50

Anonymous 1 Weekago

$100

Tracey Todd Proud of you Manee - doing practical things everyday to make a difference in the lives of others. 1 Weekago

$100

Michael Todd You go, girl! 2 Weeksago

$100

Dominic Fernandez 2 Weeksago

$100

Maneesha Todd 2 Weeksago

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