Stella carrying out IHM research in Malawi

Evidence for Development’s BIG GIVE Christmas Challenge!

2nd December 2013

Very exciting news!

Evidence for Development have been nominated by the Reed Foundation to take part in this year’s Big Give.

This means that any donation you make to EfD between Thursday 5th – Saturday 7th December should be DOUBLED!

What this means for EfD

EfD aims to raise enough money to fund two promising students to study on key Master’s courses in Uganda, helping to build local expertise to fight poverty.

EfD has already managed to facilitate funding for the postgraduate education of four exceptional Master’s students in Malawi. The most recent graduate who has benefited from this support, Stella Ngoleka, has now gone on to work with EfD’s in-country partners in Malawi and Zambia, on a wide range of projects that will improve the income and welfare of some of the poorest and most vulnerable households – so we know this is a model that works: local knowledge and expertise for tackling local poverty related problems.

Stella at her MA graduation


STELLA: “Evidence for Development gave me the opportunity to study for my Master’s degree. I use it to work on food security and poverty issues, so my research helps contribute to the well being of my country.”



If you think that this sounds like a great idea and would like to help us receive as much matched funding as we can, please donate online between 5th – 7th December (as soon after 10am as possible) at:

Just a few tiny, but important details regarding donations:

Online Donations

In order to receive the full amount of matched funding available to us from the Christmas Challenge and have your donations doubled, donations must be made as soon as possible after 10am on the three challenge dates listed below:

Please make donations as soon as possible after 10am on:

    • Thursday 5th,
    • Friday 6th,
    • Saturday 7th December

Any donations made after that will be very gratefully received, but unfortunately will not be doubled by the Christmas Challenge matched funding.

How to donate

Please donate as soon as possible after 10am (and not a moment before) on the 5th6th and 7th of December by clicking on the link below:


Your donations make a huge difference by helping us to build local expertise to fight poverty. You can also help by sharing this link with your friends and colleagues. Email, Facebook, Twitter, or in person – however you can best spread the message!

Info and updates

  • For help and instructions on making a donation, please click here.
  • For any other help, information, or support regarding our Big Give Christmas Challenge and making donations, please contact



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