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A leading, dynamic organisation, professionally enhancing self-reliant communities


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What percentage of the funds raised goes directly towards helping the needy?

Our latest annual report 2005/2006 figures (audited by KPMG) show that 48.29 % of funds raised was spent in developmental work and 30.99% is being spent on welfare. Just over 10% was earmarked for donor appeals while 9.3% was spent on administration and and 1.16% on capital expenses.

Where does the money come from?

CWD's progammes are funded by donations from individuals both here and overseas, partnerships with funding agencies – such as BreadLine Africa (www.breadlineafrica.org.za) and Caritas (www.caritas-international.de), Catholic organisations and provincial and local government. Our annual budget is currently ZAR 40 million, with less than 10 per cent spent on administration costs.  Income is as follows:

Individual donations (South Africa)


Individual donations from Europe, America and Canada:


Funding Agencies


Trusts and Companies


SA Government Funding


Bequest Programme 


For a full report on our financials, please download our latest annual report.

I will be travelling to South Africa soon – will I be able to visit any of your projects?

Overseas and local visitors are always welcome. Please give us at least a week's notice and let us know how much time you will have available and what your special interests are (e.g. children's projects, economic empowerment and training, refugees) in order for us to make the necessary arrangements to ensure you get the most out of your trip.

Do you have a local office in the UK and/or United States?
Not at the moment. However, we are looking into the viability of registering our organisation in other countries, in order to facilitate donations and enable overseas donors to claim tax benefits.

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