Matilde Cacao, 10 years old, took the incredible initiative to set up a fundraising stall in favour of The Malala Fund.
Setting up her own stand at the Dulwich Festival Fair, she sold food ‘with a spine’ and homemade lemonade. It showed great entrepreneurial skills, focus and determination as well as the organisational mastermind of a 10 year old.
She got up at 6am to prepare over 150 fruit kebabs and 10 litres of lemonade with help from her mum and brother.
To promote the stall, Matilde distributed flyers in her school and emailed friends. Her head teacher also promoted the stall in the weekly school newsletter.
This was Matilde’s first charity event and she is already planning her next charity stall at her school’s summer fair in June. Matilde has decided she is going to improve her products and the visitors to her next stall can look forward to a ‘Do It Yourself chocolate fondue’ .
She raised over 200 pounds, which will go directly to The Malala Fund to help girls to get the education they deserve.
Matilde says: “Malala stands up for people. She is determined and outspoken, and shows people that they have rights.”
Watch this space for a new generation of charity workers!