How do we use your donation?

With your donation, you significantly contribute to the work of the Peace Villages Foundation International which collocates funds directly to Fundacion Aldeas de Paz programs and projects in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Volunteer donations are one of the two indispensable pillars for the implementation and continuation of the work of Aldeas de Paz. Volunteer work constitutes the second pillar! Until present and throughout the last 22 years the Peace Villages Foundation`s international operations have been co-financed by a rotational credit from its founder which is paid back gradually until debt settlement is achieved.

also check: Annual Report 2016 / Financial Report 2016

check non-profit status: Exoneracion de Impuestos / Aldeas de Paz Constitution in the Dominican Republic 2016 / Aldeas de Paz Constitution in Venezuela 2001

Volunteer related spendings like recruitment, supervision and accommodation as well as language training and mentoring are the main spending making up for 65% of Peace Villages` allocated donations to Aldeas de Paz. About 30% is spend on Youth Care and Community Develoment and the remaining 5% go into administration, legal costs and office overhead. Since Aldeas de Paz is a small grass-roots charity it does not finance infrastructure projects in the community or village, but rather focuses on outreach, community attention and the development of its own programs in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. The tables below explain how donations are spend while the percentages mentioned may vary depending on volunteer numbers at any given moment throughout the year and are based on recent past financial reports.

Volunteer & Intern Programs

approximately 65% of allocated donations goe back to the volunteer and intern in the form of volunteer-related work and services including but not limited to: Costs for Volunteer Guesthouses, household materials, furniture and maintenance, costs for Host Family accomodation, Staff for recruitment and communication with volunteers before they arrive, answering phones, emails, providing information, Staff for mentoring, coordination and supervision of volunteers, Staff for Spanish language lessons, volunteer media support and promotion, marketing, webpage maintenance and promotion

Social & Development Programs

approximately 30% of allocated donations cover costs related to youth and community care and educational programs, including but not limited to costs and expenses for outreach and community programs like youth development, language school, computer literacy classes and donations to clinics and for medical prevention, salaries, school maintenance and didactic and educational materials for our school and therapy related spendings for our beneficiouries, special events

Administration & Management

approximately 5% of allocated donations are spend on NGO administration and management including but not limited to, communication, transport, legal and accounting services, office supplies, bank fees and other liabilities

Read our yearly Financial Reports