change a life
Mathias is a hairdresser from north-west Cameroon. His parents couldn’t afford to send him to secondary school but in 2004 he started his own hairdressing salon and after three years of struggling to scrape together a livelihood, turned to his local library for help.
At his library he found this book, ‘Hairdressing’, and from it he learnt about things like customer care, hairstyling, logistics and finance – in fact everything he needed to run a salon successfully. A year later his business was booming, and he expanded and started to employ people. He has even created a hairdressing institute for young people like him who have no education.
Mathias is just one example of the many lives we have changed over the last 60 years, by committing to long-term book provision for libraries in Africa. That is, in part, thanks to the legacies left to Book Aid International by our donors.
Remembering Book Aid International in your Will is planning for a future filled with books.
Incorporating a gift to charity in a new will, or adding a legacy to an existing one, is much easier than you may think. Please download our Legacy information form 2013 for examples of wording for your Will. Our Legacy FAQs should hopefully answer any questions you may have. If you decide to remember Book Aid International in your Will, please complete this short Legacy notification form 2013, and return it to our Freepost address. If you have any questions please call us on 020 7733 3577.
Knowing there are people who might leave us a legacy in the future is a huge help to us.