In 2004, The Egmont Trust began funding Vukoxa, an organisation that supports the elderly in Chokwe District, Western Moçambique. After young people began dying from HIV & AIDS, grandparents were left to look after their orphaned grandchildren. The fear generated by the HIV & AIDS pandemic had terrible consequences for the elderly, but Vukoxa supported them and gave them strength. This is the story of one village, Machua, and its resilient elderly community.
The Egmont Trust - HAWIP, Malawi
This is a short film about a group of hospital workers in Northern Malawi who volunteer in their community in their spare time. They have made an enormous difference to people living with HIV and AIDS. Their outreach programmes are entirely funded by The Egmont Trust. The documentary-style film was shown at the Egmont 2017 fundraising event in London. Producer, Director, Camera: Isa-Lee Jacobson.
Meninos de Moçambique
In 2007 The Egmont Trust, a UK-based charity that helps children in Africa living with HIV and AIDS, began funding Meninos de Moçambique, an organisation that supports street children in Maputo. This film follows the life story of Aida, a young woman who was once a street child herself. The film was commissioned by Egmont in 2016 and is being used as a fundraising film.
Habitat for Humanity, Lesotho
A short film shot in Lesotho as part of Habitat for Humanity's global campaign to highlight the work they do. Lesotho has one of the poorest populations in the world and has a desperate need for decent housing.
Kenya Poverty Elimination Network
Kenya Poverty Elimination Network (KPEN) is based in Homa Bay, Western Kenya, an area ravaged by HIV/AIDS. Through the efforts of one woman, Dolly Rajuai, life-changing initiatives have been implemented to assist people living with the disease. This is the story of just one family that KPEN has helped.
Habitat for Humanity, Mulanje, Malawi
Part of a series of films commissioned by Habitat for Humanity to highlight the work they do globally. This film was shot in Mulanje, Malawi, an area that was severely affected by floods in December 2014, leaving many people displaced.
NASFAM - Adult Literacy Project
This film is about a literacy programme that has empowered a group of women from Balaka, southern Malawi. The project is organised by NASFAM, a large agricultural organisation that helps rural Malawians, and is funded by the Egmont Trust.
An early childhood development programme, called Smart Start, aims to give all 4-5 year olds in South Africa access to the foundation they need in order to succeed at later learning.