The most cost-effective way to help prisoners of conscience is by setting up a Direct Debit online. These regular donations enable us to keep our administration costs down and plan more effectively for the future, allowing us to be responsive in emergency situations, such as we have recently seen in Zimbabwe and Burma.
Here are just some of the people who have been helped by a regular gift from our supporters (names have been changed to protect identities):
Ban Noo, a pro-democracy campaigner, who was sentenced to 65 years in prison for his non-violent stand against the Burmese regime. Our grant gave his family the means to visit him in prison as well as providing food and a roof over their heads in his absence.
Patience, from Zimbabwe, had to flee to neighbouring South Africa after her husband was shot dead by Mugabe’s security forces for being an active member of the opposition party. A grant from PoC is allowing Patience’s young children to attend school again.
George, an academic from Cameroon, detained on four separate occasions for distributing anti-government leaflets. Kept in a severely overcrowded dark cell, he was beaten regularly and forced to sit on broken bottles. As a result of sexual abuse, he became infected with the HIV virus. Now in exile, George has been able to convert his qualifications and resume his career, with help from a PoC grant. George told us, “It has restored dignity to me and my whole family”.
These are just a few examples of how your regular gift can change lives. Please follow the link below to sign up to a Direct Debit today. Thank you very much.
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