American Friends of Gatoto’s limited direct costs are paid by Board member donations. One hundred percent of all other donations are forwarded to Gatoto.
In 2015, its first year of operation, AFG raised and forwarded $85,000 in donations for GIDP. In 2016, we raised $100,000 to help fund Gatoto’s operating budget; in addition, we donated $45,000 to pay the majority of the cost for the construction of a much-needed drainage trench on the school’s northern boundary.
In 2017, AFG donated a total of $165,000 to Gatoto–$100,000 for 2017 school operations and an additional $65,000 for hot meals, secondary school scholarships and other purposes.
In 2018, we will send Gatoto a minimum of $140,000–$100,000 for the operating budget, $15,000 for the morning porridge program, and at least $25,000 for secondary school scholarships and other uses. We will also begin to accrue a capital reserve to support a building campaign on the campus.
Gatoto is an extraordinarily efficient organization. Your donations matter.