June 26, 2015
This week I gave the full weight of my support to possibly the best excuse for an Indian dinner party: Curry for Change. A fund raising campaign by a charity called Find your Feet, it encourages people to invite their friends and family round for curry, and donate towards its causes in Asia and Africa.
The causes are worthy, to say the least. As the name of the charity suggests, it is all about empowering the poor and disadvantaged, giving them a means to better future. Like the Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”
The charity’s work with rural women in Indian villages is particularly close to my heart. So, I am a proud ambassador this year. Alongside, the very talented chef Meera Sodha and cookery teacher Hari Ghotra, with Michelin-starred Atul Kocchar as Chief Patron. A very generous Natco, the spice supplier, is matching every penny of raised funds too.
Please read more here. And do sign up.
It’s a great initiative for a change indeed. I found a startup working towards talented Indian artisans to help them grow by bringing their products online. They sell products like; baby foods, pickles, healthy tea and exotic coffee etc. I would love to share the link of website with everyone http://marketstreat.com.
It is appreciable that you are an ambassador of Curry for Change which works for a good cause. Keep it!
The mentioned chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” is indeed 100% true.