- Melinda Murphy
Idris Elba launch $40 million fund
Idris Elba and wife, recovering from coronavirus have launched a $40M fund to help others.
The British actor and his model wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, spoke to the AP as they began a push with the United Nations to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on farmers and food producers in rural areas.
“People forget that 80 percent of the poor population live in these rural areas.” Dhowre Elba said. “What we are really worried about at the moment, and why we are launching this fund is that those people are being forgotten.”
In their new roles as U.N. Goodwill Ambassadors, Elba and his wife have joined forces with the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to launch the new $40 million fund.