Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: November 5, 2012, 6:31 PM
Orphfund works within remote communities in some of the world's poorest countries. Our projects aim to reach out to vulnerable children who have been abandoned or orphaned and help provide them with shelter, education, care and support.
WHY ORPHFUND DIFFERENT ?
At Orphfund, we want to make charity giving an empowering and rewarding experience. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people to give and know that their donation will make a difference. We guarantee that giving to Orphfund is as direct a way as you can find to help children living in poverty.
All too often these days we hear of story after story of "Bad Aid" and constantly see ineffective practices from many of the NGO's who appear to be more concerned with operating as big businesses and have forgotten their original charitable goals. Constantly on our projects we see brand new land-cruisers gliding around without a purpose, we hear of million dollar offices, large fat-cat salaries, we see employees of the large charities dining in the best restaurants, staying in the best hotels and flying in first class.
It doesn't stop there, fundraising budgets run into the millions and are spent regardless of what kind of returns they receive. Any charity using face to face fundraising, TV adverts, paper ads, are spending money they should be spending on eradicating the problems of poverty.
Is this really where our donations should go? Or should they be directed to community empowering projects that enable people living in poverty to stand up for themselves and break the cycle of poverty?
Orphfund was started by NGO workers who believed that the big charities were getting it wrong and who felt sickened by the waste they saw when employed by them. Many of us have become sceptical to give at all, but we can all make a difference if we choose to give to the right cause, with the right beliefs. That cause is Orphfund.
OUR CHILDREN'S VILLAGES
Pre-project visits are an essential precursor before we begin a partnership with a community. At this point, we assess existing local facilities, run interviews and develop plans and friendships. We feel this allows us to work in a partnership of trust and equality.