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by Neville Fowler - from IVU News 2001

In addition to its ongoing plant protein projects HIPPO (Help International Plant Protein Organisation) - Registered Charity No.1075420) (IVU Supporter) has a special fund for the assistance of Vegetarian and Vegan Societies in poor countries. The purpose of this is to make grants to encourage the setting up of new societies and to help more established groups to run outreach and humanitarian programmes.

As an example, the Nigerian Vegetarian Society has a program that provides free vegetarian meals to homeless people. In all cases we are very careful to assess the genuineness of the groups and the projects we endorse.

We are in constant need of finance for our main projects but we think that fellow vegetarians who are working hard for our shared aims in usually very difficult circumstances deserve our encouragement and support.

If you are able to help with this work please make your cheque payable to HIPPO but write on the back of it 'Vegetarian World' or just 'VW'. We will then acknowledge your donation and inform you of how it is used.

Please send all donations and enquiries to:
HIPPO, Llangynog, Carmarthen SA33 5BS, UK. Our email address is

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