Fundraising by Rachel Blackman

This is book six in the ROOTS series, produced by Tearfund. Fundraising is often done in a disorganised way, rather than in a planned, forward-looking and strategic way. This book shows how to develop a fundraising strategy and contains ideas to help organisations diversify their funding base. The book costs £10 (US $18, € 14.50), including postage, and is available from:

Tearfund Resources Development, PO Box 200, Bridgnorth, WV16 4WQ, UK E-mail:


Ecovox is a magazine which contains articles and interviews on many aspects of the environment, relating particularly to Africa. It is published in French, three times a year, by Christian organisation CIPCRE in Cameroon and Benin. To find out about subscription costs, write to:

BP 1256, Bafoussam, Cameroon … or to BP 287, Porto-Novo, Benin Tel: (237) 344 66 68 E-mail:

Articles from back issues can be read on their website:

Environments and Livelihoods by Koos Neefie

Is poverty to blame for the global environmental crisis or is environmental degradation a major cause of poverty? This question is at the heart of this book. It reflects on the relationships between poverty and environmental change, discussing practical tools and approaches to project management. The book is intended to be used to support the campaigning and lobbying work of local and international development organisations, to improve the implementation of development strategies, and to strengthen participatory project planning, monitoring and impact assessment.

The book costs £12.50 and can be bought from local distributors who are able to accept payment in local currency. Contact details for local distributors can be viewed on the Oxfam website, or write to: Oxfam Publishing, 274 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DZ, UK E-mail:

Advocacy Guide to Private Sector Involvement in Water Services

This guide has been written for community and civil society organisations and builds on the results of a two-year research project undertaken by Tearfund and WaterAid. The guide aims to help readers encourage governments to make water utility reform processes more poverty-focused.

The guide can be downloaded as a pdf file from: … or ordered from: Public Policy Team Administrator, Tearfund, 100 Church Road, Teddington, TW11 8QE, UK E-mail:

Living Positively A community-based approach to combat HIV/AIDS

This pack has been produced by the Mothers’ Union for use by experienced facilitators who work with groups. The aim of the pack is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and to help a group share ideas and suggestions and to plan action to address HIV/AIDS issues. The pack contains a number of booklets which look at:

  • HIV/AIDS issues
  • faith and HIV/AIDS
  • personal stories
  • raising awareness and campaigning
  • participatory exercises
  • pictures and role plays
  • praying

Copies are available free of charge from: Mothers’ Union, Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB, UK E-mail: Website:

Smoke – the Silent Killer Indoor air pollution in developing countries by Hugh Warwick and Alison Doig

The pollution from the burning of traditional fuels for cooking and heating is linked to the deaths of over 1.6 million people each year. Despite this, very few people are aware of the risks of indoor air pollution. It is the silent killer. This book looks at the health impacts of smoke and presents technical solutions and strategies for reducing exposure to smoke in the home.

It costs £7.95 and is available from: ITDG Publishing, 103–105 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4HL, UK E-mail: Website: