Costa and Tatenda's Story


This is a photo of 10 year Tatenda from Zimbabwe. For the first time in his life, Tatenda is able to walk on his own thanks to a walking frame built by his father Costa.

Tatenda is disabled – he is unable to walk without support and suffers from seizures and hydrocephalus - a build-up of fluid on his brain. Until recently he depended on Costa, who is his sole carer, to help him move around.

Since Costa started receiving support from Find Your Feet he has been able to spend less time worrying about food and more time exploring new ways to improve Tatenda’s life.. This includes building him the frame. Now Tatenda can walk and play unaided, giving Costa more time to farm his land. Costa hopes that in the future, he’ll be able to make more walking frames to give other local children more freedom and independence.

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An exciting announcement...

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We have some important and exciting news to share with you!

We have chosen to work with Health Poverty Action because of our shared values, and the complementary nature of our work. They work with communities in 15 different countries to improve health. They do not see health as simply a medical issue, but instead work to tackle all of the social factors that impact on health, including education, sanitation, nutrition and livelihoods.

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Spotlight on… Gulshan in India

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In a remote village in India, Gulshan is inspiring her community to demand change.

“I enjoy being a counsellor and getting to work with people in the community. It feels good to use my skills to support people who can’t read or write.”

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Life in… Tonahi Nara Village, India

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Every day around 800 women die of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 20 per cent of these women are from India.

But with your support, women in rural Chhattisgarh are changing this.

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