Currently, most of the content of this page refers to the year to 5 April 2016. We plan to replace it with 2016-17 before the end of August. But we start with current developments:
What we are doing now:
August. We have sent a £2,260 donation to the Project to fund our regular programmes during September and October.
August. We have sent a £2,338 donation to the Project to enable them to start work on what we are calling House Three, for an eighteen-year old.
July. We have received sufficient extra income over the last five months to allow us to fund a new house build for an orphan threatened with homelessness!
June. Our emergency donations are enabling the Project to maintain after-school lunchtime feeding programmes.
June. Mother and son, Jo and Dan Rylands are making an independent visit to the Project for three weeks, providing regular news and photos of all they are seeing.
15 May. Management Team Meeting:
- Potential fund-raising dinner
- We have decided to allocate up to 2% of our income to fund-raising (such as above). That would have amounted to £300 last year.
- Housebuilding. We have started to set aside money for a new house for an orphan-headed family; the target is £3-3,500, of which we have £1,750.
- We have been able to send the Project a little more than our regular commitment, to help towards emergencies.
What We Achieved in 2015-16
We supported the following programmes:
- Monthly food parcels for ten families
- School uniforms
- Repairs for three houses
- A workshop for orphans and vulnerable children, including transport costs
- A monthly support group for single young mothers
- Peer education: incentive payment to peer educators; refreshments; transport costs
- Marketing manager incentive payments
- Main office security upgrade
- Office admin. costs
We had two reports during the period showing how the grants were applied.
We were in regular contact with the CEO of MHBCP and other officers
- To discuss and agree use of grants
- For current news
- To advise and assist with their grant applications to other bodies
- To advise and assist with the development of their website
We have sent a monthly email prayer letter to our supporters, plus other news; and posted regular updates on our website, Facebook page and Twitter.
Summary of the main achievements
- To establish a bank account; Justtextgiving; website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- To make four presentations to interested groups.
- To keep our supporters and other interested people informed of our, and MHBCP’s, activities, by email and other media outlets.
- To recruit additional fund-raising and marketing skills to the Management Team.
- To raise over £10,000 in donations.
- To fund the relief of hunger; the delivery of peer education; clothing; transport and admin. costs (at MHBCP).
How money was spent
Below is a summary of how the Masoyi Trust UK donations were spent during the year 2015-16. Whilst these figures provide a condensed financial view of the impact, the personal stories of how our supporters’ donations are making a difference to the daily lives of people in the community are what really inspires us. You can read many of these stories in our regular news posts here.
Masoyi Trust (UK) Donations 2015-16:
Please view the Project page, for more information on how the Peer Education Programme benefits those that take part in the programme, and also serves the wider community as a result of the programme’s outcomes.
The figures above are shown below as a percentage of donations spent.