Direct support is important, as we equip local leaders in southern Africa, thus allowing them to empower more orphans than most organizations we’ve come across. Forgotten Voices is committed to a goal of at least 80.5% of funds going to programming, far exceeding the industry average. Each year, we will post our financial records on our website to detail how funds were spent and how we are doing at achieving our goal.
By using volunteers to help share our story for fundraising purposes and local leaders running local projects in Africa, your money goes a long way. The following price list represents the averages from our Local Action Plans in Zimbabwe. These are not always the same, as prices can vary from region to region, country to country and change regularly throughout the year.
- $15 will send one child to primary school for an entire academic term (4 months).
- $30 will help a village create a 10 ’ x 10 ’ farm, creating an income & food source.
- $50 will buy a basic homecare kit, which includes bleach, rubber sheets, and soap. Our AIDS workers estimate that one home care kit, when used properly, can remove 50% of the infections over a month's time for an entire village.
- $60 will send 4 orphans to school for an academic term (4 months).
- $100 will allow us to send a church leader to anywhere in the country to perform an education seminar of HIV/AIDS
- $200 will send about 13 orphans to school for the academic term (4 months), buys them a meal a day, and provides school uniforms.
- $500 will buy 29 people test kits to determine if they have HIV/AIDS. By knowing, we can determine how to best help a particular village. Through focused medical and education care, knowledge of the virus's existence will allow us to respond more efficiently and effectively.