Our Annual Report and Accounts 2020 have just been published on the Charities Commission website.
Our Chair, Andy King, shares his thoughts of 2020 in the report;
“Throughout this incredibly difficult year, we found ourselves increasingly drawn to the power of young Kenyans and their stories to keep us going. I personally found myself regularly going back to a quote from Esther, the head girl at Seed of Hope Nairobi. When asked what advice she would give to her past self, she said;
“When you feel like you have reached the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. You are stronger than you know.”
This was the advice we needed this year. 2020 was the most challenging year we’ve ever experienced as an organisation. It presented the perfect storm for us; huge increased need for emergency aid due to COVID-19, coupled with a huge reduction in funding available to charities working in international development with many funders closing their doors to charities like us.
Thankfully several funders and our wonderfully generous supporters stepped in during our hour of need and granted us emergency funding which we were able to quickly disburse to Kenya, and to the families and children who had no food and no rent to keep a roof over their heads. We are incredibly grateful to our loyal pool of generous supporters, many of whom have been with us since the charity began, who donated to our emergency appeal and enabled us to be where we were most needed most.”
You can read the full update, report and accounts here.
We’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and every person who supported us during such a difficult year, it means a lot to us, thank you.