Chalice uses a direct family funding model to dispense sponsorship funds. Each parent or guardian opens a bank account and receives training in basic financial literacy to help them manage their child's sponsorship funds. It is mandatory for parents to join a family group which helps members manage their funds. Each family group is made up of 20 parents or guardians who gather each month to submit a budget for what they need and at the next meeting, receipts are submitted to ensure the money was spent where it was intended. The members of our family groups are accountable to one another and support each other on their common social issues and problems.
The goal of direct family funding is to encourage self-reliance while generating greater participation of parents in their children's education. Parents learn to be leaders in their community and advocate for the needs of their children. Group members also contribute a small amount to group savings, which is distributed as a loan for education or income generation projects.
How We Did in Fiscal Year 2015-2016
SponsorshipThanks to our generous supporters, 3,331 new sponsorships were gained this year.
Nutrition55,237 children received at least one nutritious meal each day.
Skills Development12,746 people accessed opportunities for skills development.
Gift Catalogue$1,106,765 was provided by our supporters to purchase gifts for struggling families.
Health Care100% of sponsored children had access to health care.
Critical Needs$147,436 was provided to 34 individuals and 1 sponsor site.
Education99.7% of sponsored children are in school and getting a good education.
Community Projects39 water projects, 250 houses; 23 schools built or repaired.
Disaster Relief$487,485 was provided to 4 communities to rebuild after natural disasters.