Someone asked me to explain the 'Rewards' system for the Ration Challenge and how it actually relates to refugees.
Basically, and to copy from this page of my Toolkit booklet:
' Refugees are resourceful, resilient and hard-working people. But to protect local jobs, many countries (including Jordan) deny or tightly limit work rights for refugees. This means they need to find other ways to provide for their families.
Through the Ration Challenge, you are supporting livelihoods programmes in Jordan and Lebanon, which help provide a small income for refugees so they can add other food items to their basic rations.
You won’t have time to set up your own small business or grow a garden from scratch during the Ration Challenge, but you can earn extra ingredients to add to your rations by working hard at your fundraising. Hit the following fundraising goals, help more people, and earn these much-needed rewards. '
In exactly one week ...with your amazing help ... I have just earned all the rewards that are available. This means that alongside my basic ration box I now have all the rewards listed above.
My Rewards, and my choices for the ones I can choose are:
My Spice - Cumin
My team-mates spice choices are:
Paprika, Turmeric, Pepper, Onion Powder and Cinnamon
1 Garlic Clove
I don't drink tea - so no tea.
I gave away my milk allowance to a team-mate who is struggling to raise money.
My 170g of Vegetable will be Spring Onion.
My 120g of Protein will be Peanut Butter
400g Tinned Tomatoes
and lastly, the reward that came through today
My 330ml drink: I may choose a coffee or it might be a smoothie or it could be wine!!
All these can be brought into the meal plan for the Challenge week to go alongside the contents of the Ration Box and the rice, flour and oil that we have to provide for ourselves (to keep postage costs down).
Finally, the email that arrived an hour ago -