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ANDAKIDZ MTÜ

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services, Human Services

Mission: Children have many rights including the right to an adequate standard of living, health care, education & services, to play & recreation. These include a balanced diet, a warm bed to sleep in, access to schooling and safe places to play. The ANDAKIDZ MISSION is: To recognise the rights of children in Anda, Bohol, Philippines and provide goods and services through the local community that will improve the lives of children in the poorest families and ultimately reduce child poverty in the area.

Results: More than 1500 books delivered to 18 kindergartens 1500 solar lights installed in poor/dark homes Thousands of gift bags and boxes delivered to needy families Numerous volunteer projects organised to educate and entertain. Read more at www.facebook.com/andakidz

Target demographics: poor children and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Estimated 10,000

Geographic areas served: Anda, Bohol, Philippines

Programs: Solar light installations in dark homes. Day care center support with books, chairs, school materials Child and family support with home improvements

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Advisor

Rating: 4

It was great to learn about the work Andakidz does on a daily basis, such value work that really makes a difference to children's lives. We worked with Andakidz to create some graphical elements to spread the message of Andakidz in a visual form. Best wishes and keep up the great work guys!

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Advisor

Rating: 4

It was nice nice to work with Andakidz, we had some miss understandings at the begining but in the end all came out lovely. Most important is that people share the thoughts and talk out everything and that was exactly how our work was...

I wish all the best to Andakidz and what your MTÜ is doing, is just wonderful.
Thank You for caring.

Carmen

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am the executive director of Bagong Kulturang Pinoy, Inc. (BKP). Andakidz applied to us for donated books for day care centers and a library in Anda, Bohol. I corresponded with Robin Gurney, the director. He was very professional and prompt in submitted required documentation and forms. In addition, he assisted the day care centers and library with their applications, and arranged for representatives from them to attend training that BKP is conducting in the area.

1 Epp-Kristiina K.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated a bit and will definitely donate again: they have a much more hands-on-direct-help approach and majority of money is not spent on the administration of the organization, as is the case with most international charities.

1 Roy_2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have no hesitation in my donation to Andakidz. I know the money will go directly to their projects for the kids. I hope that they will continue supporting the community. Kudos to robin and his team! ;)

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Donor

Rating: 5

I had the most wonderful experience with Andakidz. Supporting Philippine communities is a pleasure and joy with them. They are trying to match the causes, which the supporters are keen to support, with the needs of local communities. Every time I placed a donation I saw a photo of some local people who were happily holding a new rice cooker/ kitchen utensils/ etc and an explanation what was my contribution in it. It was incredibly inspiring to see the actual impact of something you have offered.

Andakidz is very transparent and trustful. Donating with them I don't have any doubts that my donation will reach the end recipient (which is very important and rather uncertain with other charities). I'd like to become their constant supporter and I have recommended them to my friends, willing to support social causes. They take no administration fees, which means 100% of the pledge goes to its intended recipient and they are incredibly attentive at listening to what it is that you really want to support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

First of all, helping children is one of the most appreciated causes of all as it supports the development of new people on the planet who still have a choice to turn good or bad, to put it in a very simplified way. But there are many charities who support children. Why I like Andakidz is that the support of the charity and donors is immediate. There are no administrative layers and bureaucracy, all the help of volunteers and donors will directly impact the life of the people who need it. The second important aspect is the prompt feedback that Andakidz provides to all the donors. At their Facebook page you can observe almost in real time, whom and how have you managed to help with your funds. It is great to see real people benefitting from your support although for most of the donors this is no vanity affair. Nevertheless, seeing the huge impact that even smallest contributions can make, is a great empowerment for a donor. Third, Andakidz does not collect any administration fees so all the support goes directly to improve the lives of people. I strongly believe Andakidz is a benchmark also to larger charities in terms of how they handle their operations.