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The Journey

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The Journey is Footsteps Through Africa's biggest initiative, and their best chance at creating positive change in the rural African communities that need it most.

Commencing at the end of April 2017, Jo will embark on a journey from the southern-most tip of Africa – Cape Agulhas – up the east coast of the continent, to the Ugandan village that started it all: Rubuguri. A total of 7200km is the undertaking.

Jo plans to spend 4000km of it on foot, 900km paddling across the length of Lake Malawi, and the remaining 2300km hitching a ride with fellow travellers and locals alike.

The aim of The Journey is to raise awareness, and the all-important funding to aid and establish projects in selected communities Jo encounters along the way. These are the literal “footsteps through Africa”, the idea that was born in Rubuguri to enhance the lives of people living in under-resourced and poverty-afflicted areas of Africa.

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Good Things Guy


Name Comment Date Amount
Chloë Cooper Can't wait to see this school in action! Keep going Jo xxx Dec 19, 2017 R 1 010.00
Denise Glad you're making good progress Oct 10, 2017 R 514.10
Birgit (Tour June 2016) Donations from my friends and family for your great project! Sep 17, 2017 USD $ 799.96
Malou Wishing you strength and good spirit as always. Go Jo ! Jun 21, 2017 R 2 724.73
Mich As promised from the Facebook nomination challenge. Thanks for an awesome time walking Jo! Jun 19, 2017 R 410.00
Brother from another Mother Good luck Jo - looking fwd to watching your progress. Jun 18, 2017 USD $ 82.14
Leanna Laing Explore and enjoy. Keep going! Jun 18, 2017 R 308.46
Donald and Judy scott Belated happy birthday wishes.We are immensely proud of you, Jo.Keep going. Jun 14, 2017 R 1 028.20
Jessie & Jock Wish we were walking woof you Jun 13, 2017 R 510.00
Olli & Heike We are very proud! We hope you enjoy your trip. Good luck Olli & Heike from Germany Jun 12, 2017 USD $ 116.24
Mufasa's Private Catering Happy birthday, Jo! All the best for the rest of your Journey xxx Jun 12, 2017 R 1 510.00
Lars B Good luck in all your efforts. You should especially thank Siri. Jun 08, 2017 R 1 028.20
Siri Strømme Keep up the good work Jo. What an incredible journey for a great cause. May 31, 2017 USD $ 80.19
Mark & Nikki Great cause Jo - keep it up May 30, 2017 R 514.10
James Keep it up Jo! Fully behind your and your project May 25, 2017 R 1 028.20
Stacey ? One step at a time May 24, 2017 R 210.00
Anonymous It's all about wanting to give. Go for it everybody! May 24, 2017 R 668.33
Dr Brian Morgan Inc Good luck with your venture Jo you are an inspiration to us all May 24, 2017 USD $ 160.46
Stephanie Bastien Safe journey... Your project is awesome. Thanks from Belgium xxx May 24, 2017 R 376.00
Denise A small sacrifice that adds up and makes a difference so glad to help thx May 23, 2017 R 514.10
Derek & Wendy Kingsbury Every good wish Jo from Derek & Wendy in Cornwall May 21, 2017 R 1 028.20
Clare Cooper Jo, following your journey from London is a fantastic geography lesson. Love and hugs CC and JB May 20, 2017 R 1 799.35
Thomas Save journey Jo May 18, 2017 USD $ 22.49
Denise I would like to see how the donation page operates May 17, 2017 R 514.10
Natalie Good luck Jo May 02, 2017 R 205.64
Nix Sulter Good luck Jo! This is an incredible initiative, well done! Apr 26, 2017 R 301.75
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Donations to date

R 33 245.32

Fundraising target

R 250 000.00

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Footsteps Through Africa is a Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to implementing and supporting community requested development and education projects in Southern & East Africa.