Many people we deal with do not exist! Their lack of birth certificates and registration documents means they are not accounted for anywhere. They are therefore unable to access school, free meals, medical and dental help, legal employment, access to pensions, disability provision and other meagre but important funds. Without them the poorest who already struggle, have an even harder battle to survive and the circle of poverty continues.
Link to Hope in its 30th Anniversary year, is aiming to pay for 50 children to gain birth certificates. If more funds are raised we want to help the elderly access pensions and disability allowances and registration documents. Although the amounts they can access are low, it can be the difference between poverty and extreme poverty.