Ottawa, ON K1S 4E6
Executive Director: Peg Herbert
Board Chair: John Graham
Charitable Reg. #: 82246 8476 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
Full-time staff #23
Avg. Compensation $30,710
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||5|
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 15,000 – 20,000 children, youths and grandmothers annually. 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 F2015, Help Lesotho delivered 20,000 pairs of TOMS shoes to children at local schools. It also offered ten 6-week sessions of Computer and Life Skills classes for youths, teachers and local business owners. In November of 2014, 100 young men planned and executed a march to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
Help Lesotho is a medium-sized charity, with donations of $1.3m in F2015. Its administrative costs at 6% of revenues and its fundraising costs at 5% of donations have been falling, and are within a reasonable range. Help Lesotho’s funding reserves of $745k allows it to cover 59% 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 May 19, 2016 by Lynn Tay.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.0%||10.0%||13.0%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||5.2%||5.7%||9.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||59.4%||63.8%||39.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||107,222||195,859||188,279|
|Business activities (net)||65,822||65,363||81,450|
|Program costs - International||1,254,539||954,687||1,080,949|
|Program costs - Canada||0||0||0|
|Cash flow from operations||90,883||125,660||(136,236)|