Magnus Macfarlane Barrow OBE
Born in Aberdeenin 1968, Magnus started his career as a fish farmer. When the Balkan conflict began, he and Fergus, his brother, were so moved by the scenes on television that in 1992 they gathered a jeep load of aid and joined a convoy travelling to Medjugorje in Bosnia.
On his return home, he discovered that the public had carried on donating, filling his parents garage in Dalmally with goods. Magnus gave up his job for a year to drive the aid out for as long as it was needed and kept being given. Donations did not stop and soon became necessary to set up as a registered charity, then known as Scottish International Relief.
Today, Mary’s Meals provides nutritious daily meals to over 557,000 children in 16 different countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.
Feeding the Future – synopsis