HOW WE SPEND MONEY
Our promise to you: Your generous support is disbursed with integrity.
WOW has a singular focus: “visiting orphans and widows in their distress”(James 1:27) with a view to playing our part in God’s commitment to be “Father to the fatherless and defender of widows”(Psalm 68:5). Our calling, therefore, is to provide Home Based Care (HBC) to the vulnerable and dying – the “least of these” as Jesus put it (Matthew 25:40-45).
Our funding is focussed on several vital areas of need attached to HBC such as medicine, food security, twice weekly visits from trained church-based volunteers, transport to clinics and hospitals when needed, food security and bicycles for volunteers, and regular monitoring and evaluation. It is comprehensive and bathed in consistent prayer. Indeed, our ministry is predicated on both teaching and practising the love of God for the “weakest link”.
Currently we are involved in long term ministry to South Africa, Malawi, and Zambia, with a new effort in South India. We have recently extended our ministry reach to orphans and widows fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. A network of churches in western Ukraine and eastern Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia have opened their facilities as refugee centres. The big need is food. So WOW is helping fund the purchase of groceries, feeding these precious souls in their flight to freedom. Everything we do is engaged with local churches and dedicated to community transformation.
Most, but not all, of our volunteers are women, many of them vulnerable widows themselves. A critical feature of our care is the mitigation of gender-based violence. Every church in our ministry orbit has become a champion of young women and girls.
We operate modestly but effectively and have done so for over 20 years. An audited financial statement is available on request.