Finance / Donations

A total of 95% of each donation reaches the project. We send 90% immediately to the project. 5% is held in a monitoring fund in New Zealand to assist Hope Street representatives when it is time to take it to the field for the purposes of monitoring the project‘s finance, procedures and progress. The remaining 5% is used for administration purposes in New Zealand. To see the exact sum we have spent on admin in past years, view our financial report here.
Yes, all donations to Hope Street are tax deductible. Hope Street is a subsidiary of ORA New Zealand. ORA New Zealand is registered with The New Zealand Charities Commission under the legal name Orphans, Refugees and Aid of New Zealand Charitable Trust (registration # CC24875).
As we are a relatively small aid organisation, we have partnered with the established Not-for-Profit Organisation ORA NZ. This is to lean on existing organisational and administrative infrastructure. ORA NZ handles your donations and gets them where they need to be — the field.

ORA‘s accounts and audits are available online here. Financial reports specific to Hope Street are available here (or at the bottom of this page). As a registered charity, ORA is required by law to make all ongoing financial reports public, which fits in rather nicely with our key values of transparency and accountability.

To find out more about ORA please read on in our FAQ below, or view their website www.oranewzealand.org
Absolutely. A full financial summary is available here (or see our annual reports at the bottom of this page). As a registered charity, ORA is required by law to make all ongoing financial reports public, which fits in rather nicely with our key values of transparency and accountability.
Our donation form gives donors an option to allocate their donation to a specific need. Funds allocated by the donor will be used solely for the specified purpose. Unallocated funds are apportioned to the greatest need on the field at the time of donation. These needs include food, education and tutoring, medicinal treatment and supplies, clothing and staffing for the safe homes, as well as land and building developments for the project campus, and farming initiatives for sustainable progression.

The Organisation

Hope Street is a subsidiary of ORA New Zealand. ORA New Zealand is registered with The New Zealand Charities Commission under the legal name Orphans, Refugees and Aid of New Zealand Charitable Trust (registration # CC24875).
Our mission is to prevent the exploitation and trafficking of vulnerable children and youth. We do this by partnering with like-minded locals who share our heart and vision, equipping them to keep the children in their communities safe. On a practical level, this means recognising communities that are currently being exploited, forming relationships and bonding with locals who share our vision, then providing the resource, training and support required for them to make it happen.

Successful projects look different across different cultures. In Uganda, keeping the children safe from trafficking means running safe homes, educating the children, providing them with family and mentorship, and educating the community. In Cambodia a project may run differently. Equipping locals to formulate project models relevant to their own culture means we can engage the surrounding community to impact children more effectively than ex-pats might. These different elements are stepping stones as we work towards our long term goal for these projects; for them to become self-sufficient.
Hope Street is run by our board of directors in New Zealand; individual biographies are available here. Our overseas projects are run by local partners in the field. In Uganda, the project is run by Hope Foundation, a charitable organisation founded by like-minded locals who share our heart and vision. Project administration is done by Hope Foundation in Uganda then sent to Hope Street in New Zealand for review and audit.
Yes. We share administration space with ORA in the New Zealand offices in Hamilton, and run marketing and fundraising operations out of a satellite office in Auckland.
ORA is an international child focused development and relief organisation serving people in need and seeking justice for the vulnerable. ORA has a threefold mandate: Changing Lives with the Child at the Centre, Transforming Lives through Social Businesses and Protecting Lives through Freedom from Slavery. Founded in Germany in 1981, ORA has seven funding countries and works in with project partners in more than 15 developing countries around the world.

ORA New Zealand works mainly with partners in Uganda, Moldova and Myanmar. Hope Street is partnering with ORA New Zealand as our vision to prevent the exploitation and trafficking of vulnerable children and youth is a good fit with ORA New Zealand’s vision. Also as our first project is nearby an ORA New Zealand partner in Uganda, ORA NZ monitors regularly visit Hope Street‘s project.
Hope Street was formed following a field visit to an ORA New Zealand partner organisation in Uganda in 2011, when the need for safety provisions for the local street children was realised. Hope Street was co-founded by Chris and Jan Barker and Meg McPherson, and has a very close working relationship with ORA New Zealand.
Yes. We believe in growing slowly; but we certainly believe in growing! We are currently looking at the need for a project in Myanmar, but our first priority is to ensure that our current project in Uganda has adequate provisions.

Sponsorship

Yes of course! All donations are controlled from your end so just stop your payments and Email us to let us know.
No. For privacy and safety purposes, all communication with sponsored projects is facilitated via Hope Street.
No. Project managers in the field have access to your name and the public elements of your facebook profile (through the private sponsor‘s facebook group). These project managers have signed a privacy agreement not to release this information. Your contact details and sponsorship details are held securely in New Zealand. Our privacy policy is available here.

Projects

Monitoring trips to the field are made annually by Hope Street representatives. Project administration undertaken in the field is sent to New Zealand monthly for review and audit. In addition to this, Hope Street representatives Skype the team in Uganda monthly to maintain relationship and provide support.

For project sponsors, monthly field reports are available in the myHopeStreet online portal.
All of our projects are run by local partners in the field. In Uganda, the project is run by Hope Foundation, a charitable organisation founded by like-minded locals who share our heart and vision. Project administration is done by Hope Foundation in Uganda then sent to Hope Street in New Zealand for monthly reviews and audit. Monitoring trips to the field are made annually by Hope Street representatives.
All of our projects are set-up with the vision of eventually becoming self-sufficient. They are envisioned and run by locals who we are training and upskilling. We implement sustainable initiatives as part of each project to eventually provide internal funding. In Uganda, we have purchased land for microfarming and agricultural purposes to assist with project finances.

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