How we use donations
We keep our running costs low
As an organisation working in some of the world’s poorest communities, we keep our running costs low to maximise the good we can do with the donations entrusted to us.
We are dedicated to our commitment to spend at least 93% of all funds received on our charitable activities.
This is only possible because most of our work is done by an army of volunteers in our fundraising countries and in the communities where we work, who carry out lots of little acts of love on our behalf.
Five Year Impact Study
The impact of Mary’s Meals' feeding programme in two of our largest country programmes: Malawi and Zambia, was assessed in our five-year impact study.
The aims of Mary's Meals
Our constitution sets out the focus of our charitable activities as:
- To provide a daily meal, in a place of education, for children in the world’s poorest communities.
- To provide relief for those suffering, in any part of the world, as a result of humanitarian crises or poverty; to help people escape poverty; and to provide care for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children.
- To raise awareness in the UK and worldwide of poverty issues through education.
We believe in the good stewardship of all resources entrusted to us, and we aim to be open and accountable to all our supporters and everyone involved in our work. See our annual reports below.