Team mum

Double your impact in Meru between Feb-April 2019 is excited to share some news with you about Meru! If Soroptimists fundraise for the Meru Women’s Garden Project during the Team Mum appeal (1 Feb - 30 April), all donations will be matched by the UK government, giving your donations double the impact!

All the money you raise in donations will go towards the Meru Women’s Garden Project (just as it normally would). However much you raise, the UK government will match up to a total of £2million and give the same amount to to spend on new pregnancy support groups in Meru.


Team Mum is aiming to raise £150,000…


Through a successful application to UK Aid Match, supported by Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), have secured this government funding to launch Pregnancy Support Groups in Meru.

These groups will run separately from the SIGBI funded Meru Women’s Garden Project training, but they will run in the same area - and will complement the work of SIGBI’s Mother’s Nutritional Training programme. The Pregnancy Support Groups will focus on encouraging mothers to attend antenatal and postnatal care sessions, provide them with a safe environment to meet and discuss issues they face and to understand important health issues and prepare them for motherhood.

Most of the mother’s featured in our Team Mum appeal have attended SIGBI funded Mother’s Nutritional Training. This campaign has enabled us to create beautiful content that shows the importance of maternal health information and support, you can hear Winfred’s story below…

How to get involved?

All you have to do is fundraise for Meru Women’s Garden Project (mentioning the Team Mum matching to your donors) between 1 February and 30 April and pay your money into SIGBI as usual (be sure to let us know your fundraising totals by end of April so we don’t miss out on any matching!)

You can access Team Mum resources such as posters, flyers and fundraising ideas via the button below.


Sponsor a rider!

The most effective way to raise money is to sponsor a woman in your local community/region to take on this epic challenge.

Imagine a SIGBI team of empowered women cycling across Kenya in aid of Team Mum, ending the cycle in Meru where they will meet the women they’ve been helping and the women the matched funding is going to help!

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Host a quiz for International Women’s Day!

Simply order a pack and host the quiz where and when you wish. Pay your money in via SIGBI before 30 April for it to get doubled!

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