Pumpkins Against Poverty

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  • Great News: Support our Pumpkins Against Poverty Appeal this autumn and the UK government will match your gift pound for pound*, doubling the impact of your donation!

    *donations matched from UK residents only.


    In Bangladesh, families whose homes and land have been washed away in the monsoon rains, face months of hunger and malnutrition.

    A pumpkin can provide a nutritious, year round supply of food - and can be grown in the sandy, barren soil left behind when flood waters recede. It’s a practical solution to poverty.

    Today a donation from you could make double the difference as part of the UK Aid Match scheme the UK government will be matching your donation pound for pound. This fantastic news means your support goes twice as far and will help even more hungry families feed themselves all year round.

    See how it all works in this simple infographic

    Key Facts:

    • Able to grow in the harshest conditions - in 1 metre square pits dug into the uninhabited sand-bars that emerge when the flood waters recede.
    • Highly nutritious
    • Storable for over 12 months
    • Families can harvest over 100 each year, giving them enough to keep themselves fed and extra to sell



    Looking for education resources for your school? Or looking to fundraise with your community towards this appeal? We've got loads of materials to get you started


    Click here for education resources for schools

    Click here for fundraising materials for your school or church 

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