Great facts about Child of Hope
1. 100% of your donation reaches the children
It's true. Virtually all our UK staff are volunteers* – so our expenses are mostly bank and online payment fees, supporter communications, and the like... and that's a tiny amount (in 2012 it was just 4.5% of income). Also, many of our donations attract the UK government's Gift Aid – so in reality, a lot more than 100% of your donation goes directly to benefit the children of the Namatala Slum. Thank you... and please keep giving!
* Our administrator Lisa has a paid, four-hours-a-week position.
2. None of your donation will be syphoned off by corrupt dictators
We have our own people 'on the ground' in Uganda, and all donations are transferred directly to Child of Hope Uganda's bank (not via any Government body)... so our funds are not affected by corruption.
3. If you sponsor a child's education, it can become personal
Our sponsors receive regular letters, pictures and even school reports from their children. There is no pressure to write back, but many of our sponsors enjoy sending occasional letters or birthday cards to their children, all of which takes place through our UK office for everyone's security. Read more...
4. We don’t keep increasing the cost of education sponsorship
Your long-term support is so valuable to us, we promise to not keep increasing the cost of your child education sponsorship. If it ever does need to increase, we will offer you the option to increase your standing order, but never insist – you are welcome to maintain the same cost throughout your sponsorship, if you so wish.
5. We employ locals living in Namatala
School staff, builders… everyone we hire lives in the slum area we serve. And we work with local traders and use locally-produced goods (food, uniforms, furniture, etc). So, not only does your money go to help our children, it also helps community members, local business owners and their families. Everybody wins!
6. We don't bombard you with appeals for money!
We value your support and we know how horrible it is to be constantly asked for money. We just won't do it. Maybe once or twice a year... and even then we'll be really nice...