We use 100% of all private donations directly for our projects. We even pay back the transfer fees, ie if a donor inn donated 100 francs with a credit card and we only received 97 francs, we match the 3 francs to use the full 100 francs for educational projects. Since we treat the educational projects and the operational side of our organization differently - separate purposes, separate donation goals and separate income accounts - we can guarantee that every donated franc will be used by private individuals in the project country.
Like any organisation, we need visionary funders who believe in our work and fund our running costs. This is the only way we can concentrate on what is important: education for disadvantaged children.
In the case of earmarked applications to foundations, companies and organizations , we always apply for an additional 15% of the project costs for project support. With this share we cover our operating costs.
We also have a small group of generous private donors, companies and organizations who finance our operating costs for a specific purpose. By pledging to help us fund operations, these partners allow us to plan for the future and create efficiency and stability.