Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Calgary, AB T2T 6B7
Executive Director: Lauryn Oates
Board Chair: Narmin Ismail-Teja
Charitable Reg. #: 88771 8203 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #1
Avg. Compensation $41,333
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan:
Founded in 1996, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CWWA) works to combat poverty in Afghanistan. CWWA focuses on educating Afghan women and girls and increasing Canadian awareness of this problem. The charity has four programs: Afghanistan Reads, Investing in Basic Education, Public Engagement, and Technology for Education.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan’s Afghanistan Reads program made up 49% of total program spending in F2018. The program aims to improve literacy and encourage reading amongst women and girls in Kabul, Takhar and Badakhshan. Women and girls over age 15 can attend classes 5 to 6 days per week. Local teachers are trained to run classes in a small library.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan’s Investing in Basic Education program made up 19% of total program spending in F2018. This program trains teachers and enrolls girls in primary school. CWWA reports training nearly 10,000 teachers since 2008. It also says that 350 girls were enrolled in basic school in Kabul in 2018.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan’s Public Engagement program made up 17% of total program spending in F2018. This program gets volunteers in Canada to raise money and awareness for CWWA’s cause. It has 10 chapters in Canada with about 2,000 members in total.
Results and Impact: CWWA reports that 368 female students will advance to the new Grade 11 class in March 2019. It also says that over 3,123 women have learned to read through the Afghanistan Reads program over the past years.
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan is a small charity, with total donations and special events revenues of $969k in F2018. Administrative costs are 2% of revenues and CWWA reports no fundraising costs. For every dollar donated, $0.98 goes to the cause. This is outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $1.5m can cover 1.6 years of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 16, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending August
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||1.6%||1.9%||2.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||160.5%||119.4%||91.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||90||530||255|
|Business activities (net)||589||(3,372)||5,829|
|Program costs - International||843,788||110,187||816,814|
|Program costs - Canada||91,545||1,116,228||83,432|
|Cash flow from operations||45,105||(89,878)||(137,779)|