Star of Hope has the staff and tools to make a change in the life of a child. But without you, the donor, it couldn't happen. Thank you!
Another year has added to the history of Star of Hope. A year of success, development, tough challenges, and efficient development work with good results.
The long-term development work is stable in all our project countries; with an exception for Haiti that suffers more than most. Schools, resource centers, and other important projects help more and more effectively. More children are having a longer time in school, more young people earn work after studying at Star of Hope in countries such as the Philippines, Haiti, Argentina, and Kenya, and more. A large increase of children and young people with disabilities together with their families receive better support in Eastern Europe.
One of the major challenges of the year was the disaster in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew's progress; here in the USA, the Houston disaster took the brute of the media. Haiti once again, an extremely poor country suffered from a severe natural disaster. And once again, a power gathering was made and vital disaster relief reached thousands of victims. Many thanks to individuals, companies, organizations, and institutions that helped us in this effort.
Four new Roma Resource Centers in Romania were opened. The vulnerable group has made enormous progress shortly since the "Helhjärtat for Romerne" project started a couple of years ago.
In 2016, worldwide administration and collection costs amounted to 16.7%. Of these, 8.2% of the administrative expenses are clean. The other 8.5% are collection costs, ie investments made to recruit more donors and collect as much money as possible for the purpose.
An important part of the administrative work is to ensure that the gifts we have been given responsibility for are used right and long-term quality assurance of the work for the best interests of the children.
We will be adding reports to each country page on this website in the future, to provide more comprehensive reports from our project countries. We have done a good job, but there is much to do to help more poor and vulnerable children and families into a more worthwhile life.
Thank you for your continued support. Together we make a big difference!