Eden gets ready for the 40 Hour FamineAdelaide student Eden Harris has topped her 2012 tally by raising $1250 to assist people in the developing world through giving up food and furniture during World Visiion's 40 Hour Famine

Last year, in her first 40 Hour Famine, Eden, who was then just 13 years old, was able to raise $940 for projects that help hungry kids and families around the world.

Eden said she was enormously grateful all to those people who had generously donated to support her during the famine. "For me, it shows that working together, we really can make the world a better place," she said.

This year, all funds raised will go to support projects that fight hunger in Malawi, Ethiopia, East Timor, Nepal, Tanzania, and Uganda. Initiatives include helping families gain better access to food and clean water, give people the chance to increase their incomes through training and micro-finance, and help farmers get the tools and training they need to grow more food. Funds raised in the 40 Hour Famine also help World Vision respond to emergencies around the world.

Until the end of September, you can still sponsor Eden through her 40 Hour Famine profile page at http://www.worldvision.com.au/40HF/ProfilePage.aspx?preferredurl=Edenharris If you have any problems with that link, Eden's Famine ID number is 2013005995. If you/re not able to sponsor her financially, Eden will appreciate encouraging messages on her webpage for the site

Eden's school, Temple Christian College, held its 40-Hour Famine on Wednesday and Thursday (August 21 and 22) this week.

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