Exotix Limited contributes a portion of its annual revenue to various Charities as a result of its annual charity day in December. We aim to assist the Charities who do excellent work and whose focus is on the countries and regions where we do business. Since 1999, Exotix has donated over US$1,400,000 to various charities.
Please find below some details of the Charities we supported in 2008/09.
AfriKids is a grass roots child rights Non Governmental Organisation working with families in northern Ghana to improve life for their most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Their mission is to ensure that every child in northern Ghana is afforded their basic rights and do so by empowering local people. Exotix raised $40,000 for AfriKids which will establish the Exotix Economic Empowerment Fund, providing loans and business training, primarily to women, to set up their own businesses to provide sustainable lifestyles for them, their families and communities.
Alive & Kicking
Alive & Kicking makes hand stitched leather footballs, volleyballs and netballs in sub-Saharan Africa and sells them at not-for-profit prices for donation to children in the poorest communities. Every ball has a health awareness message on it warning children against HIV/AIDS, malaria or TB. Exotix $20,000 donation will enable the production of 1,300 balls, spread between a variety of the neediest children’s projects in Zambia and Kenya, including schools, orphanages, street children initiatives and refugee camps, creating immeasurable joy and 520 days of employment for local African people.
Five Talents is a microfinance charity providing small loans and business training to entrepreneurs. Their aim is to help the poor achieve financial independence. The Exotix $40,000 donation will be used to augment the loan capital of Five Talents in Uganda, providing start up loans to around 300 new businesses, being given loans of £30 each. These loans will be repaid over 6 months so that the same money can be re-loaned for the next 6 months – directly benefiting over 600 people in the first year.
Bees Abroad is a small charity that provides training and equipment for beekeepers in Cameroon. Our donation of $15,000 will kick start a five year programme to give hundreds of people living in remote areas a way of earning a sustainable living, increasing the average living wage of $1 to over $2 a day. Exotix funding should provide a livelihood for up to 40 beekeepers a month to gain the valuable skills of managing a beehive.
Goal works to ensure that the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental needs of life: food, water, shelter, medical attention and literacy. Exotix raised $30,000 for GOAL, which will support two projects operating in Uganda and Sierra Leone. Firstly, the Uganda Housing Programme: a rehabilitation programme to build houses and improve conditions in vulnerable households. Secondly, the disadvantaged children project in Sierra Leone where child welfare committees work with youths to resolve incidents of abuse with the police, courts and elders as they arise. Activities will include, skills training, shelter, family training, HIV awareness.