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 #31
Avg. Compensation $27,243
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Help Lesotho:
Founded in 2004, Help Lesotho works on the issues of gender inequity and HIV/AIDs to help children and youth in Lesotho, in Southern Africa. Lesotho is one of the poorest countries in the world. It has the 2nd highest rate of HIV/AIDs in the world. Help Lesotho has five main programs: Leadership, HIV/AIDs & Gender Equity, Education & School Projects, Grandmother Support, and Orphans & Vulnerable Children.
Help Lesotho’s Leadership program made up 32% of total program spending in F2018. In F2018, over 300 students attended an annual five-day educational Leadership Camp. Help Lesotho also pays small stipends to graduates of the Help Lesotho Leaders in Training Program to work with orphans and vulnerable children.
Help Lesotho’s HIV/AIDs & Gender Equity program made up 30% of total program spending in F2018. Through its Young Mother Program, Help Lesotho trained 150 young mothers and provided support in F2018. Led by 25 youth in Lesotho, GIRL4ce reached 15,773 people in F2018 through 84 performances about child marriage and gender-based violence.
Help Lesotho’s Education & School Projects program made up 17% of total program spending in F2018. Help Lesotho has 17 partner schools in Lesotho (11 primary schools and 6 high schools). Through Help Lesotho’s Pearl Program, 60 girls from 5 different primary schools attended eight training weekends in F2018.
Help Lesotho is a medium-sized charity, with total donations of $1.2m in F2018. Administrative costs are 10% of revenues and fundraising costs are 4% of donations. For every dollar donated, 87 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $877k can cover nine months of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Help Lesotho. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 23, 2019 by Lauren Chin.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||9.9%||7.3%||6.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||3.5%||3.1%||3.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||77.4%||70.2%||79.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||103,661||90,222||82,635|
|Business activities (net)||48,081||70,866||60,058|
|Cash flow from operations||45,905||83,887||52,450|