Volunteer teacher, mentor and student
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Annual report

This year, many of the global COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were gradually lifted. For countries and communities already facing considerable challenges, there is a huge job to be done to make up lost ground in health, education, and livelihoods.

Our year in numbers

7,786

7,786 people volunteered with 一分六合彩, working with communities in 35 countries.

Our volunteering for development approach

10.9 million

10.9 million people were reached, including nearly 7.4 million indirectly and over 3.5 million directly.

Our work

2022-23 financial review

In 2022/23, our income levels increased after two years of sharp decline as we have successfully diversified our donor portfolio. The decline of the past two years followed the decrease in institutional donor funding during COVID-19 and a significant reduction in FCDO funding subsequent to the ending of the International Citizen Scheme (ICS) in February 2021 and the grant received to fund VfD programmatic work. Although FCDO remains a significant income source, the overall proportion has decreased in 2022/23 from 43% to 32% (of which the FCDO ACTIVE grant represents 22%). Diversifying our donor portfolio remains a key objective as we enter 2023/24.

Our total income for the year was 拢40.4 million, and our total spend on charitable activities was 拢34.1 million.

We are immensely proud of what we have achieved over the last year. This is only possible with your support. There is still so much work to do if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. With your help, we can be confident about fulfilling our plans by working to create a fair world for everyone."

Philip Goodwin
Chief Executive Officer

Income

Expenditure

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Stories from our year

Jamera on the beach
一分六合彩/Lisa Marie David

Tapping into the world鈥檚 most staple food to weather many a storm

Rice is incredibly important to Filipinos. Not only is it a food staple, but over 32% of the workforce in the country is involved in rice farming. Read the uplifting stories of two women who are members of a rice trading co-operative.

Felix and his fellow volunteers
一分六合彩/ Liza Oliver

"When you volunteer, you're not just a participant. You're a decision-maker"

Volunteer Felix Muendo, tells his story of volunteering as a sexual and reproductive health advisor for the ACTIVE project in Kenya.

Nirmala leading the children to class

A brighter future: the volunteers helping girls stay in school

Watch how volunteer "Big Sisters," like Nirmala, are helping to ensure children in Nepal have the best start in life by highlighting the importance of education to their parents.