Shepherds Arms Foundation (SAF) is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation. Hence, we depend entirely on donations from generous individuals, churches and businesses.
For Australian residents (for tax purposes), any donations of over $2 are tax deductible through our partner not-for-profit organisation, the Humanitarian Projects International.
If you would like to be a child sponsor or support us in our ongoing projects and running costs, please contact Rizsa (see our Contact Us page).
There are many ways you can invest in Shepherds Arms Foundation:
To partner with us, please visit our
Contact Us page.
Option A : Invest in a child – for USD $2 per day
This amount provides a child - Food, Shelter, School Fees and School Books. You can make a one off investment or commit to a time period.
Support Running Costs – to run the home – staffing and maintenance costs
- Staffing Costs – the Home has on-site staff to care for the children and the home
- Vehicle Maintenance – the Home has a vehicle to run children to and fro school, and to ferry supplies for the home. Funding to date has been inadequate to provide for regular servicing and maintenance of vehicles. The home would like to put in place a Vehicle Maintenance programme to increase the lifetime use of the vehicle and minimise risk of vehicle breakdown.
- Home Maintenance – there is an ongoing requirement for repairs and maintenance, as well as minor enhancement. There are teams that come in from overseas (mainly Australia) to date that makes a very significant contribution to help in the upkeep, but we would like to have a fund in place to pay for repairs during the year, and for supplies.
- Ground Maintenance – for the 2015/2016, the priority is in the erection of fencing around the Home grounds to improve security.
Option C: Self-Sustaining Projects - our aim is to be 50% self-sufficient eventually, and to build the skills that go along with this
Equipment for fresh water supply – the Home currently has only 1 fresh water supply from rain water, the rest is salt water. In the next year, there will be a main pipe built along the main road in front of the Home, to which the Home could connect for fresh water supply. This will require purchase of the associated hardware and labour costs to install.
Deep Freeze – to enable freezing of excess vegetables and seasonal produce (eg. fish) able to be purchased cheaply at certain times of the year.
Expansion of the vegetable garden and animal rearing facilities
Option D: Emergency Reserves – these are essentially reserves we would like in place in case of unforeseen circumstances. Examples include:
- Natural Disaster (earthquakes, typhoons, flooding)
- Damage due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. accidents)
- Unforeseen medical care for children.