2019 was a good year for Giveclarity. As a result, we are delighted to be able to extend our social impact by donating some of our profits directly to charities. We carefully chose four fantastic UK registered charities that we knew personally, that think and act local, are sustainable, and are small enough projects for our donations to make a difference.
New Ways – Turkana Earthdam project
The largest donation we gave was £22,500 to ‘New Ways’. This money will fully provide for the creation of an earth dam in Turkana, Northern Kenya: a sustainable, bottom-up and local initative (see photo above). Turkana is a semi-nomadic mountainous area where rain falls only twice a year. The dam will ensure a steady water supply for at least 10 years to more than 600 people and their animals. Women and girls directly benefit as they are traditionally in charge of water collection. Moreover, this programme will involve the Turkana people in creating and preserving their water supply through the establishment of water committees.
New Ways is a UK registered charity, established in 1994, supporting development work in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Malawi. It’s main focus is in education, small scale agriculture, healthcare and nutrition as well as water infrastructure projects such as this.
Glass Door – ‘Going Green’
We have donated £5,400 to a wonderful homeless charity close to Giveclarity’s offices in West London. This money allowed Glass Door to ‘go green’: switching from single-use plastics across all their night shelters to plant-based, compostable products when disposable products are needed.
Working in partnership with churches and community centres in London, Glass Door provides shelter, support and hope to men and women affected by homelessness. Glass Door are London’s largest emergency winter night shelter network, welcoming up to 170 people every night.
SanKTus – Homeless support
We provided £5000 to SanKTus – who offer homeless support in Kentish Town, London – to support their running costs in 2020. SanKTus have over 60 volunteers who give nutritious food and refreshments, whilst offering help in terms of access to housing, health and social care services.
Amala Trust – Amala Children’s Home
We gave £5000 to Amala Trust, a small volunteer-only charity that has funded a children’s home and school in an impoverished, remote area of Tamil Nadu (in Southern India) for many years. This funding will provide an extra month’s support in 2020 as they seek to transition to a locally funded model.