We build homes and schools for girls and boys in Kenya. Then we create local business to sustain them so you don’t have to. We are defeating the causes of extreme poverty in Kenya by raising up just leaders and building enterprise.


2013 in Numbers

Numbers in Fundraising

$840,363

Total funds raised between July 2012 and June 2013 increased by 42% from 2011-12

£52,743

Raised in the UK by volunteers in our London, Belfast, Mourne, and Bristol and Bath chapters.

100%

Of your investing supports our work on the ground in Kenya because private donors cover our operating costs.


Other events, fundraising and private donors make up the rest of the $240k.



$289,550

The Autumn ‘Breaking Ground’ Campaign was our biggest yet: 121 volunteers raised $289,550 from 1,568 donors. An increase of 15% from 2011.

$67,298

Contributed by 167 monthly investors, averaging $41/month

$37,500

Grants from foundations


U.S. Donor Stats:


2,130

Total number of investors in 2012-2013

64%

Of donations were less than $100

3,950

Number of hours that volunteers contributed across our 4 U.S. chapters, equaling $87,000

U.S. FUNDRAISING PERCENTAGES:


Investments Less than $100

11%

Investments between $100 – 999

33%

Investments between $1000 – 5000

20%

Investments between $5000 – 9999

8%

Investments between $10,000 – 19,999

11%

Investments Over $20,000

17%

Combined investments of $840,363


Numbers from the field:

4th Girl Home Completed

4 Girls homes are now completed - 3 of the homes house 15 girls each, and we are filling the fourth


11

New girls were taken in, 6 of which are infants

40

Pro bono doctors provided 40 annual physicals

6

New staff members were added at our facility in Kenya

26

Girls were provided with on-site counseling to improve emotional health

Housing 46 Girls

31 girls are in elementary school, 5 in high school, 1 in college and 9 others not of schooling age yet


  • We have added 5 new cows and a new milking machine

    Yay for more milk!

  • Our Own Truck!

    We started saving money on school and home building materials with our own truck

  • More Fish!

    Our test harvest of tilapia sold in a day, and we have added catfish to the farm


New Partnerships:

Diana Warner Jewelry Line

Percentage from each bracelet and tie-pin are donated to us

One King’s Lane Towels

Designed by Chrissie Miller, where a percentage of profits are donated to us

PWC

We were selected as one of the social enterprises to get one month’s consulting from PWC volunteeers.

Tumblewalla

Percentage of clothing sales profits are donated to us

Weber Shadwick

A volunteer team from world’s largest PR firm for our annual NYC event

Barnum

Partnering to turn inspiration into enterprise in the US and Kenya



Problem and Opportunity


We are shifting the paradigm from traditional charity to investment


We believe that loving and educating a network of children who have endured the worst of poverty and exploitation is the best way to equip them to eliminate the causes of the injustice they and their neighbors have suffered. We believe in tackling the causes of injustice, not just housing the victims of it.

2.6 Million

Street Children in Kenya

1 in 12 Children

Die before age 5

$1 Trillion

In aid spent in Africa in the past 60 years



Our Solution


Defeating poverty isn’t about aid alone, it’s about developing leaders and enterprise.


Many people are building homes and schools in Africa, but not many are building businesses to sustain them. We are building a sustainable and replicable model that will one day make us irrelevant. This is what we have done so far, and what we are working on.


"Dafina was defiled at an early age. she’s now excelling at school…"

Anthony Mulongo , Founder of Many Hopes