Our Mission & Values
Helping communities to thrive
We believe, that with support, every community has the potential to thrive. Our aim is to help build a foundation for the communities we support to achieve economic independence, to develop sustainable infrastructure in areas such as healthcare and water, and to improve the quality of life for all those in need.
In the UK we:
- Organise and support fundraising activities
- Raise funds through applications to grant making bodies
- Build relationships with, and understanding of, the communities with whom we work.
Since our launch we have funded almost £6m of development projects in 8 countries although the majority of our projects are based in Turkana, Northern Kenya. We funded our first project in 1996 in Nairobi, supporting an orphanage. In our first year, 1994, we raised about £5,000 and we have steadily increased this amount over the years.
We make great efforts to keep our administration costs low (our aim is to keep these below 5%). As all of these costs are covered by existing subscriptions and specific donations from benefactors, all of the money raised through our fundraising events or through other donations goes directly to project work.
The beneficiaries of the projects that we support come from a wide range of faiths and backgrounds and in this we are completely non-denominational. Most of our funding goes to our main overseas partner organisation the Missionary Community of St Paul the Apostle (MCSPA) a Catholic community based in northern Kenya – this does not affect our aim to help reduce poverty regardless of the race, religion or politics of those in need.
New Ways is a registered charity, no. 1035688.