Friends of Humanity recently released its 2011 Annual Report. To view a PDF version online, click here.
2011 was an important year of progress for Friends of Humanity. The administrative team was consolidated. FOH organized a third annual Day to Share. The fundraising event proved to be very successful, highlighting the longterm sustainability of our efforts. The event raised CHF 50 000.
In 2011, FOH supported 6 projects in 5 different countries with a total amount of CHF 88 127: the Alice School Project in India, the Maison Shalom in Burundi, Lamp of the Path in Mongolia, RIDS Family of Four in Nepal, the Emoto Peace Project for the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and the Healthy Yak project in Nepal.
FOH also launched, an ethical online retail site called Shop & Help. Since 2010 FOH has been developing shop&help, a solidarity-based e-shop where up to 85% of the revenues go to support humanitarian projects. The website went online, last December and completed its first sale. We are now in the phase of finding new partners and promoting the website.
In terms of fund raising, 2011 was a privileged year. FOH received support from new organizations such as the Commune of Prégny-Chambesy that gave CHF 7 000 for the Alice School project and the WIN (Women’s International Network) that made a donation of €6 000 for the Shalom House in Burundi.