How your donation

is used

Keeping you informed.

Low overheads + effective fundraising = maximum return to the people who need our help the most.

With pro bono office space, a salaried team of three and wholesale prices for all our fundraising costs, we can guarantee that every dollar is used as effectively as possible.

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How much goes where?

Here's a year-to-year average of how we invest and distribute our funding.

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  • 15-20% | Low admin and operating costs - always - thanks to a small team, pro bono office space and wholesale suppliers.

  • 25% | Roughly one-quarter goes to vital fundraising. When we invest here, our total income goes up and we have more funding to give to field partners overseas. 

  • 40-80% | We allocate the highest amount possible for our trusted field partners and our areas of work in Ethiopia. This does vary depending on exchange rates, Australian/Ethiopian economies and fundraising investments. 

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How 100% of your donation helps in the long run

Each year, we aim to give 75c for every dollar raised to our field partners and areas of work in Ethiopia. 

Like any business, some years we invest more into our marketing or fundraising so that we can expand our reach, grow our network of passionate supporters and ultimately increase the amount of funds we raise. However, unlike other businesses, whenever we invest more here, we channel our increased profits back to Ethiopian people and communities in need.

Here's our promise to you. When you make a donation to Ethiopiaid, 100% of it helps. It helps give immediate support to those in desperate need overseas. It helps us reach more people like you and raise the next dollar. Most importantly, it helps keep our mission alive. Positive change won't happen overnight, but it's 100% thanks to you that we can provide the long-term support that's needed for true and lasting change in Ethiopia.

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Breakdown via our areas of work

Here’s how much we’ve given to our areas of work in Ethiopia across the 2019-2020 financial year.
Dangerous traditions


Families and communities



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Fistula and maternal health


Education for all



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Survivors of violence


Hospice and palliative care



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“With sincere thanks for your work with those who are in horrific situations. Your efforts will make the world a better place and hopefully will bring about much needed change. Blessings, Elizabeth.”
Elizabeth, Springwood NSW 

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