Monthly Archives: April 2009

The power of the Self-Help Group

I recently returned from visiting our work in India for the first time. It was a truly wonderful and inspiring experience, giving me an even firmer belief in the quality of the work we do and the difference it is making to the lives of people living in rural poverty in India. What particularly struck […]

A G8 on agriculture without farmers = more hunger and poverty

(Treviso, 21 April 2009) The first G8 on Agriculture which ended yesterday in Cison di Valmarino produced a final declaration which not only admits its own failures in the past, but previews a future full of contradictions. The G8 will never be able to alleviate hunger in the world by making its decisions behind closed […]

Friday before the Marathon

23.4.09 On Monday I held another fundraising night – this time a beginner’s swing dancing class, a chance for people to Find THEIR Feet on the dance floor! The night was lots of fun, everyone got into the swing of things – excuse the pun! In terms of my fundraising total, I’m now up to […]

G20 – Building a green economy?

G20 Summit verdict The Put People First platform of charities, unions and campaign groups of which Find Your Feet is a member, has given its initial reaction the communiqué of the G20 summit. Glen Tarman of BOND, chair of Put People First, said: “The G20 appears to have made progress on some critical issues but […]

Marathon training part 4

29.3.09 Thought it was good to get more experience running in a crowd so went and ran an organised marathon training run at Hemel Hampstead. Had to get up at the crack of dawn to make the 9.30 start but definitely worth it; even if I did forget my ipod at home and struggle through […]