There are many ways in which you can support our cause. You don’t need to be a millionaire – you don’t need to be able to give thousands, or even hundreds of dollars. You just need to give in whatever way you can. The people of Kibera don’t want pity, they don’t want handouts. They just want the chance to have the most basic of human needs, and the chance to create a better life for themselves and their families.With your help, Women For Women In Africa can provide at least some of them that chance.
How is a Donation used?
Every donation goes directly towards helping the people of Kibera.
The lion’s share of our money is spent providing education to the children. The rest is channelled into either equipping the Wanawake kwa Wanawake Community Centre, or adult skills education, or providing the women and adults with the means to create their products to sell, or used for the immediate needs of the people we support with emergency food aid or health care funding.
What is Fundraising?
WFWIA tries very hard to minimise the costs of administration and fundraising. We do not have any employees, only volunteers, working for us in Australia. All income raised above expenses is earmarked for use in Kenya and is distributed by our Kenyan partner charity, Wanawake kwa Wanawake.
We always ensure that every donation received has its maximum beneficial effect on our people from Kibera.
During the 2015-2016 financial year, WFWIA held a number of successful fundraising events. They were:
- a get together at ‘pole pole’ bar in Melbourne;
- a major dinner held at The International of Brighton;
- a golf day held at Torquay Golf Club; and
- a bowls and tennis day held at Black Rock.
During the 2015-2016 financial year:
- As a percentage of total income, our total expenses were 6.5%.
- Our costs for fundraising as a percentage of total function income were 18% but this falls to 3% when taken as a percentage of total income received.
However you support us, no matter how small or large your donation might be, on behalf of the people of Kibera, we’d like to say thank you.
What might seem a tiny amount to you honestly can be what turns hopelessness into hope. Together, we can make a difference.