Why is it that FFL wants every student to sponsor another student?
We ask donors in The Netherlands to help someone. We ask students in Kenya to help each other.
Do you give out scholarships to anyone who ask for it?
No. Our focus is on young girls, top achievers and motivated but from poor families. They can hardly pay for their studies and don’t have the means to go to university and/or higher education.Often they are without parents and with out FFL they wouldnt have the opportunities.Because they lack a family often a headmaster, village chief or church co-signs the agreement with FFL and provides a guarantee to FFL.
Since these high potentials have an average grade of 7 or higher, the chance they succeed is enormous thus enabling another girl to go to university in future!
Are there any costs involved in managing the Foundation?
Yes, there are costs involved. In our Kenya office we have one person working full time, for the benefit of the students. This person, in conjunction with the Kenya director, is responsible for the selection process and maintains contact with student and university. She receives a local currency salary and works from the office of FFL Limited. She travels too, when visiting schools and universities.
The larger part of these costs are covered by the revenu of FFL Limited (micro loans)
Costs for the Dutch office and staff is sponsored
Who pays for the board- and fundraising staff travel to Kenya?
These costs are paid for by the staff themselves.
What controls are in place concerning the allocation of all donor funds?
Every year a FFL board member travels to Kenya a few times to evaluate all running programs, jointly with the Kenyan director and relevant staff. Due to the integration of our software - through our sponsor Cash Software – we are able to continually monitor, analyze and evaluate the local administrative systems, from our office in The Netherlands.
Annual reports from both FFL Trust and FFL Limited, are composed by Schleicher & Partners