Advantage Africa’s annual report and accounts provide a review of the charity’s finances, governance and activities for the period 1st August 2016 to 31st July 2017. During this period, we worked to improve the lives of people living in poverty and facing discrimination because of disability, including albinism, and HIV in Kenya and Uganda. Our priority was to assist such vulnerable children and adults to help themselves and build a better future for their families. To this end, we supported eight partner organisations to improve their impact, skills and reach and undertake more than 20 different projects in their communities. These included initiatives to enable children with learning difficulties to access education and provide appliances and rehabilitation for disabled people. Our work among people affected by HIV included orphans’ nutrition, HIV testing, counselling, home-based care and income generation.
Our income this year was £304k comprising £188k from individuals, £96k from government donors/charitable trusts, £13k from companies/local institutions, £6k from sales and services and £1k from bank interest. Of our total expenditure of £261k, £223k (85%) was spent on charitable activities, £34k (13%) on fundraising and £4k (2%) on governance.