I was sad to leave Namibia as it is a beautiful country with extremely friendly people and we had such...
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Hi, my name is Matt Napier. I am an adventurer and poverty ambassador, undertaking various walking and cycling challenges to raise awareness of global poverty, raise funds for my charity partners and highlight the role of sustainable development in overcoming poverty once and for all.
On 4 June 2016 I commenced my latest walk, this time across Southern Africa. The walk started in Walvis Bay, Namibia and finished in Maputo, Mozambique on August 2 a total of 2,300km – and took me 60 days to complete.
Having previously cycled and walked across Australia for the same cause so I am no stranger to the physical challenges involved however this was by far the toughest journey so far as I did the whole walk living under the poverty line spending less than US$1.50 per day on food, I also kicked and/or carry a soccer ball the whole way as a way of connecting with people from all walks of life and highlighting how sport is being used as a tool to help alleviate poverty in Africa.
The funds raised during this journey were used to support the work of my four Charity Partners – Oxfam Australia, The Fred Hollows Foundation, CARE Australia and Caritas Australia by funding four projects in Africa and encouraging people to take the pledge to donate 1% of their income on a regular basis.
Thank you for joining me and my charity partners to end extreme poverty by being part of the Walk to a Better World campaign. Keep following to hear more about my next challenge!
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Hi, Wendy here, Matt’s wife. A couple of days ago I got the opportunity to walk a whole day with...
The walk kicked off on 4 June from the Walvis Bay Yacht Club, Namibia. The launch was amazing with many...