As a young and learning foundation we feel it is important to be as transparent as possible towards our donors, both in administrative and financial terms. Below you will find an overview of our annual reports, including our administration, the effectiveness and impact of our projects, the sustainability and independency, but also how our local managers justify financial gifts. At the bottom of the page you can download the annual reports of 2010 and 2011.
The local projects Meet Kate works with are chosen based on trust. Both Kelly and Muriel (founders) have spent several months in Ghana and know and undestand the projects that are needed. They decide who they work with and see how they can help. Meet Kate puts her trust in the local managers of the projects, so that everything can be organized from the inside out. We want to provide financial aid, we don’t want to impose our Western vision. We believe their own vision will be the most successful and sustainable. Co-operation is very important to us. We hope to carry the projects to a point from which they can be financially independent. Until then, we will take on the financial responsibility.
To ensure careful spending of your donation, Kelly de Vries moved to Ghana in January 2011 and took her place as co-director of the Meet Kate Foundation Ghana. Together with Ghanaian director Philomena Fynn, she guides projects in both a financial and organisational way. Kelly updates the donors and followers about the projects’ status through email, the website and social media. Eventually, Kelly will hand over her responsibilities to a Ghanaian employee, as soon as a good organisational basis is founded. We want to be an honest and transparent foundation and give clarity about where your money is going. Therefore, you can review our financial report. Furthermore, the annual report received a control declaration by accountants office Accsal. The costs for this report was donated fully by Accsal.
Our projects provide dozens of children with shelter and food and makes sure they receive a good education. We will continue to do our best to give these children better prospects. Job offers are scarce in Ghana, but the steady base we give them will enhance their chances of getting a good job and a better future.