Ottawa, ON K1S 4E6
Executive Director: Peg Herbert
Board Chair: John Graham
Charitable Reg. #: 82246 8476 RR0001
Grade: B+The 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
Impact Rating: Low
Full-time staff #23
Avg. Compensation $30,710
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About HELP Lesotho:
Founded in 2004, Help Lesotho is an international development organization working in the Southern African nation of Lesotho. Its mission is to “empower vulnerable children, youth and grandmothers through its education, leadership development, and psychosocial support programs and partnerships.” It is also “committed to gender equity and social justice and the alleviation of HIV/AIDS and poverty in Lesotho.” Lesotho has the 2nd highest rate of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world. With an infection rate of almost 24%, the average life expectancy in Lesotho has dropped to 49 years.
Help Lesotho works with 11 rural communities, reaching 16,320 beneficiaries in F2016. Specific programs include an education support fund, a child sponsorship program, leadership camps, gender conferences, a young mothers support program, and the promotion of anti-AIDS clubs in schools. Help Lesotho's programs fall under two broad themes: to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and to establish gender equity.
In F2016, Help Lesotho provided 2,000 solar lights to students. According to Help Lesotho, only 20% of households have access to electricity. The lights are provided to help students complete homework after the sun sets. Help Lesotho also trained 1,493 teenage girls on sexual and reproductive rights and trained 65 youth through its two-month, intensive “Leaders in Training” program, aimed to potential leaders in tertiary education. The program provides knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, gender equity, goal setting, entrepreneurship and making healthy decisions.
Help Lesotho is a medium-sized charity, with cash and in-kind donations of $1.2m in F2016. Its administrative costs at 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs are 4% of donation. For every dollar donated to the charity, 90 cents goes towards its programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Help Lesotho’s funding reserves of $878k allows it to cover 76% of its annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by Help Lesotho. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 3, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.3%||6.0%||10.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||3.7%||5.2%||5.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||75.5%||59.4%||63.8%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||82,635||107,222||195,859|
|Business activities (net)||60,058||65,822||65,363|
|Program costs - International||1,163,645||1,254,539||954,687|
|Program costs - Canada||0||0||0|
|Cash flow from operations||(664)||90,883||125,660|