We would like to provide some relevant facts and figures so that you can see exactly where your donation is going.
All finances are meticulously scrutinised. The financial manager is a chartered accountant, and the head office of Engo, as well as an independent firm of auditors, ensure sound financial management.
No cash is handled, all donations are acknowledged with a written receipt, and all expenses must be accompanied by an invoice and must be authorised by 3 different people.
All income, including donations and subsidies, is used to provide services as listed below.
A strict screening process is used to identify those in need. No cash is handed out.
A strict annual budget is drawn up and adhered to.
Services provided in the past six months
Alleviation of hunger by means of distribution of maize meal (10 kg per month to 55 families, consisting of about 5 members per family); 329 adults and 536 children fed by the maize project and emergency pantry; 79 children (identified by schools, clinics and community members) receive a hot, balanced meal 5 days per week; 49 adults and 8 children received appropriate clothing.
When poverty strikes, family structures suffer. The following are but a few of the services rendered: 18 discussions on the local radio station and 4 school visits to inform children about children’s rights, abuse, violence, bullying, gangs, and substance abuse; 59 families were assessed in-home visits or office interviews for screening; 61 families were helped with conflict resolution ( including conflict between adults and teenagers) and marriage counselling; 239 children who are in foster care receive foster care supervision services and 59 foster parents received counselling in workshops and regular home visits.
HIV/ Aids support group twice a month.
387 grade 7 girls received a knitted doll ( crafted by community members) and a briefing to inform them to make the correct sexual choices and the right to say no.
School leavers are assisted with information about bursaries, training and job applications.
During the past year, 979 beneficiaries were served by a staff of only 3 Social Workers and 4 auxiliary Workers. The beneficiaries ranged in age from infants to the elderly, irrespective of race, colour or creed.
Just a reminder: Due to economic hardship and government cutbacks, they are faced with a battle for survival. They need R300 000($22 100 or £16 800) just to survive the current financial year!
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