FOMO’s AGM: Will be held on the 11th March 2016.
- Venue: Hutton Village Hall Moor Lane, Preston PR4 5SE
- Start Time 7:30pm
A general email will be sent to all members in late December as Mary and Keith will be in Malawi during January and February.
The purpose of the AGM is to elect a new committee to serve as trustees of the charity and to give an overview of FOMO’s accounts and activities during 2015.
A chance to chat and meet. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
People wishing to serve on the committee, should apply to the secretary, (me) prior to the meeting
Based on GDP, Malawi is now the poorest country in the world but this is only part of the story. Over 80% of Malawians are subsistence farmers, with virtually no cash circulating in the rural areas. Over 90% of the population do not have electricity or running water. To the few that have electricity, since the floods last year it is being rationed to 4 hours in 24 so sometimes it is at night. Life is not getting any easier and FOMO still has a major role in making a difference to the most vulnerable.
FOMO is facing financial challenges in 2016 which is exacerbated due to the high inflation, (Food 28.3%) in Malawi the unexpected floods and container costs, FOMO if it is to survive, will need a large injection of cash as we are running at less than one year’s running costs. Everyone has made a very great effort during 2015, with many personal fund raising events, but we will need to keep up the hard work if FOMO is going to make it into 2017.
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