We reach a lot of people
With a small amount of funds we can reach a lot of people because we invest in people so they can become leaders of change. Community members volunteer to be involved because they are committed to developing their local community.
Once we invest and train people, we also support them to share their knowledge with others. This creates a ripple effect of empowerment and knowledge exchange at relatively little extra cost.
In 2014, Find Your Feet completed a three year strategy, and we were able to reach 124,121 people and their families through our projects. We have also had some recent successes too. Between 2018 and 2019, another 2,609 tribal women in India enrolled themselves onto a childcare services scheme through our Tribal Rights Forums.
We invest in activities that are sustainable
We know from experience that unless we invest in activities that the local community themselves can sustain then the impact of our work will be short-lived.
Sustainability to us means following a model of development that does not spend a lot of funds on capital items such as buildings, tools or equipment, because we know that communities will struggle to maintain these resources without ongoing support. Instead, we invest in people and communities, in their knowledge, learning and skills.
We are small and responsive
Find Your Feet prides itself on being efficient and flexible so we can be responsive to the needs of the communities we work with. We keep our overheads low so that around 87p in every £1 we raise goes directly to charitable activities that support poor rural families.
We are accountable to our beneficiaries and donors
Each of our large scale projects includes:
- A baseline survey to collect accurate data on the current situation of the families we aim to help, by which to measure progress.
- A mid-term evaluation to assess the progress of the project against agreed objectives.
- A final evaluation to assess the overall impact of our work, the success of thr approach in meeting the needs of people, and the long term sustainability of the project activities.