All running costs will be paid for by monies raised via the 'Donate Now' button. These include web site costs, necessary travel expenses or any other expenses that are critical to getting the charity's mission to assist people in a dignified manner.
As we operate in a least developing country, we have to constantly be vigilant on fraud. It is sad but a reality.
We ensure all staff agree and sign a declaration of anti-bribery, privacy, transparency policy and are sworn in to uphold the integrity of our organisation.
Anyone who clearly flouts and is caught acting against the integrity of Amcariza name or bringing disprepute, is aware this is an instant dismissal.
Monitoring and cross checking accounts and expenditure is constantly undertaken.
So we spot check receipts, we often check estimates from other suppliers and will also conduct peer to peer reviews.
We are apolitical and are not religiously motivated. As Amcariza does operate in a largely secular country with Muslim, Hindu and indigenous tribes, we respect this.
We firmly teach locals that the people being helped receive it on a short term basis.
Our logo is a single leaf. We explain to locals that they represent a leaf and the tree is a community. Each leaf is tied to the the branch, that is tied to the tree. With each leaf we take care of, means the tree is growing and getting stronger.
Everyone is equal to us and therefore we will consider all requests. Howeevr we explain to beneficiaries that we determine need based on criteria, emergency and those who are most critical.
Self sufficiency is the primary goal and we ensure all our beneficiaries understand this.
No assistance is given to any healthy individual unless it is earned in some way. Be it an offer of time, skills, training or education.
We do not tolerate any abuse or misuse of funds or property. And warn that in case this happens, assitance is withdrawn and the community be made aware so there is collective responsibility.
We welcome you to explore and ask questions about how we operate.
FFABB can take time to deliver. Our current, largest headaches is getting funds across and the charges that we pay banks and currency exchange fees. Hence we collect sponsors grants for FFABB and once they total over £200, we send this across. So please be patient, as often these fees can be more than the amount needed, to help the very person or business you want to sponsor via FFABB
We are a small charity, run entirely in the spare time of volunteers, who do not get paid or get any travel expenses. So it means we have to find time to come together. This can often cause delays.
Not many charities will open their accounting books on an ongoing basis to share what is spent, where and how. We will do so.
Your contribution and views matter to us. That isi why we share information on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
In return we ask you to be respectful of the people we work with. And to trust in us because we offer transparency. It is vital that we be allowed to spend the donations how we see fit. As we also highlight the risk to each project, we keep you informed, all the way.
If we do not respond straight away, please bear with us as often we are working in deep remote areas.