We often hear about the poor but we don’t really see them. We know they exist but they’re not in our world. To imagine what their day-to-day life is like, a million miles from our own, is a challenge.

But forget about us.

Most of us have never been truly hungry, or thirsty, or completely broke. We’ve never had to pray the rains will come so we’ll have something to eat. We’ve never had to walk five kilometres in the burning sun to fetch water, or tell our kids they can’t go to school because we can’t afford the books. Yet there are 37,000,000 people in Uganda who don’t have these basic things in life.

That’s a massive number. In fact, it’s roughly half the population of the United Kingdom. And we’ve probably never spent a day without a drink, a snack, or a pound in our pocket.

On this site we’d like to introduce you to a handful of those 37,000,000 people. They have a name, a family, and they need our help. They didn’t choose to be born in a village where hunger and thirst is the norm. Just as we didn’t choose to be born in a country where taps flow with clean water and we worry about the amount of food we chuck in the bin.

Come and walk in their shoes for a few minutes. Take a stroll on their daily journey. Dig for hours in the hope of producing food in a few months’ time. Carry 25 kilos of water in a jerry can. Go to the toilet in the bush. Fall asleep with a rumbling tummy on a dirt floor.

Now, decide you will help. We don’t have million pound programmes that need supporting, but rather simple things that work. Things like training in farming, business skills, vocational skills, building boreholes and providing education. For as little as £30 a year, for 3 years, we know how to transform an entire family.