What does Amref Health Africa / Amref Flying Doctors do with the donations?
Amref Health Africa / Amref Flying Doctors, is an international African organisation (NGO) founded and headquartered in Kenya. Amref works with the most vulnerable African communities through its country programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and its Southern and West African regional hubs based in South Africa and Senegal, respectively. Through its laboratory, clinical outreach and training programmes, Amref reaches an additional 30 or more countries in Africa. With over half a century of experience in delivering healthcare and building health systems in Africa, Amref supports those at the heart of communities, particularly women and children, to bring about lasting health change.
On this website you will find examples of what Amref does with your donations. During Africa Classic you can experience it personally, when we visit various Amref projects.
Will the entire income go to Amref Health Africa / Amref Flying Doctors?
Participants raise a minimum of €5000 euros. The total income the participants raise from their donors goes to the country office of Amref Health Africa / Amref Flying Doctors. After the event, Amref will pay a fee to Emolife Event. The value of this fee will be equivalent to 10% of the amount raised by participants. This covers part of the costs for organizing Africa Classic: the preparation activities for participants and their fundraising.
In addition, there are direct costs, for example for the website, marketing, printing, administration and so-called "out of pocket" expenses. The Event Foundation receives a fixed fee for organizing Africa Classic. The direct costs and the fixed reimbursement for The Event Foundation are paid by Amref Health Africa / Amref Flying Doctors from a separate budget. The national fundraising regulations apply to these costs.
Africa Classic also uses the Local Based Tourism principle: as much as possible is purchased locally and services are used in Africa. In this way, part of the required costs still flows to Africa and the Amref organization on site.
Is Amref Health Africa / Amref Flying Doctors an approved fundraising charity?
The regulations for fundraising and charities vary per country. On the local Amref websites you will find information per office.
Are donations to Amref Health Africa / Amref Flying Doctors tax deductible?
The legislation regarding the deductibility of donations varies from country to country. Check the local website or contact the Amref office in your country for more information.