Pumpkins Against Poverty

Pumpkin farmers support flood relief efforts in Bangladesh

Pumpkins Against Poverty project helps even more people following deadly monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

Not only has the Pumpkins Against Poverty appeal directly improved the lives of 50,000 landless people in Bangladesh, but those people have also been able to help others affected by the recent monsoon floods.

Devastating monsoon floods

More than 50 people were killed by flooding in Bangladesh during July and 8,000 homes were destroyed. 600,000 people were threatened by outbreaks of dysentery and diarrhoea.

More than 500 pumpkins were donated to flood victims by communities who had worked with Practical Action to transform barren sandbanks into pumpkin fields before the flooding hit.

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Pumpkins Against Poverty doesn’t stop here!

Our Pumpkin Against Poverty appeal last year was really successful, with over £1m being donated by the public that was then matched by the UK government. Watch this video to see Kate Thornton’s visit to one pumpkin project in Bangladesh.

There are still many people who can benefit from the project, so we’re planning to expand it even further but we can’t do it without you.


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