A Southend student is selling her clothes, mobile phones and shoes on eBay to support a project that tackles poverty in India Kolkata, named Emmanuel Missions Calcutta (EMC).
Charlotte Adams, an 18 year old, will travel to India next July to work with Christian relief and development charity, Tearfund for a month. Charlotte explained;
“My ebaying is providing me with the opportunity to work alongside Tearfund’s partner and support them in the work they’re doing to combat poverty, so it’s vital I reach my target. I’ve gone through my wardrobe and sold at least 40%, as well as old mobile phones I no longer use. I’ve now moved on to my mum’s wardrobe! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure- right? “
“The project I’m working on aims to be a movement of affirmed and empowered communities and individuals who in turn hold out hope and dignity to others. Some of its work includes healthcare clinics, informal education to street children, rehabilitation centres and befriending locals and trying to help them. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside people from a different culture who have requested help from young volunteers to fight poverty and make a difference where it’s needed most. I’m really excited to get out there as I think it will be completely different to most holiday’s 18 year old school leavers go on.”
To donate to Charlottes cause visit or search her eBay listings under her username: thepelicanandme.