They are a dynamic, grass roots charity changing lives everyday through sustainable development. They partner with communities in Malawi to break the cycle of poverty with a leg-up rather than a hand-out. They bring about lasting and measurable change through their holistic model of development, Foundations For The Future.
The Love Support Unite Volunteer Africa Foundation (LSU) is as grass roots as it gets. Created by two sisters, Alice and Nina Pulford, they establish small-scale projects which can be sustained and replicated throughout Malawi to trigger change on a large-scale.
Their volunteers contribute directly to genuine, long lasting development projects, working alongside Malawian communities to create real opportunities and active change.
Through volunteering, they have provided much-needed healthcare, education and skills workshops to hundreds of Malawian people and help their volunteers gain an understanding of some of the biggest issues facing the developing world today.
The creation of Love Support Unite
Love Support Unite grew out of the work at its sister charity, Tilinanu Orphanage. The experience made Alice only more aware of the urgent needs of wider communities in Malawi, and, so, with the help of her sister, Nina, Love Support Unite was born. Alice and Nina’s vision and tireless enthusiasm have already helped change to the lives of thousands of people, and both have received David Cameron’s Points of Light Award for outstanding volunteering.
LSU takes creative approaches to fundraising, including the sale of Love Specs at UK and European music festivals – love-tinted diffraction spectacles that turn points of light into fractal rainbow hearts!