What has ADC done so far?
ADC has developed an innovative approach to sustainable change and designed a pilot project that will put our approach into action and test our Theory of Change. We are now looking to secure funding to deliver our pilot project and measure its social impact.
What does ADC do?
Everything we do is aimed at reducing poverty by increasing access to essential services for all – primarily WASH services (water, sanitation and hygiene).
- We make essential services more accessible through our school and community WASH projects.
- We develop resources and strategies to help mobilise communities into taking action.
- We work with communities and leaders to enact policy and public funding reform.
Why is the organisation called African Development Choices?
The words ‘African’ and ‘Development’ qualify the word ‘Choices’. We find ‘Choices’ to be the most important word.
It highlights our philosophy – We make choices based on the information available to us. Access to better information leads to more informed choices about the things that affect our lives. This pushes our communities forward and provides fertile ground for their development.
Is ADC a registered charity?
African Development Choices is a social enterprise. This means that we generate our own revenue to pay for our internal operations. Any funding we receive goes to delivering community projects.
How can I donate to ADC?
You can donate through our JustGiving page. For other ways to contribute visit, our volunteer page.
Is there a way to donate that is not online?
Yes, you can donate via bank transfer from anywhere using the details below:
- Account holder: African Development Choices
- Sort code: 23-14-70
- Account number: 80922176
- SWIFT/BIC: TRWIGB2L
- IBAN: GB53 TRWI 2314 7080 9221 76
Alternatively, you can send a bank cheque to:
African Development Choices,
128 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX
Where does my money go when I donate to ADC?
100% of your donations go toward project-related costs. For an in-depth breakdown of budget items for our pilot project, follow this link.
Why am I redirected to a ‘JustGiving’ page when I try to donate?
We use ‘JustGiving’ since it is a secure and regulated fundraising platform trusted by many people and organisations worldwide. Every year it is used to raise funds for various causes.
Are my donations secure?
Yes, JustGiving is a secure UK-based fundraising platform that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The platform is trusted by many people and organisations worldwide, and every year it is used to raise funds for various causes.
What are other ways to get involved with ADC?
We know not everyone can donate. There are other ways to get involved:
- Volunteer: Follow this link to see our open positions.
- Join our newsletter: Click here and stay up-to-date on all things ADC.
- Share us on social media: Raising awareness is a powerful tool.
Can I donate from an international address or with international currency?
Yes, you can donate from anywhere using any currency. Please note that any donations made will be converted to GBP.
Can I interview someone at ADC?
Yes, you can speak to the Founder, a member of the executive or management team, or a team member. Contact us here to request an interview.
Can I get someone from ADC to speak at an event?
Yes, you can get the Founder, a member of the executive or management team, or a team member to speak at an event. Contact us here to request a speaker for your event.
What is WASH?
WASH stands for Water Sanitation and Hygiene. Access to safe WASH has been identified, by WHO, as a prerequisite to health and an important contributing factor to creating resilient communities.
What is the water and sanitation crisis?
The COVID-19 pandemic showed us all how important a simple practice, such as regularly washing our hands, can be. A lack of the basic means to live in a clean environment with regular access to WASH is the crux of the water and sanitation crisis.
According to the UN, 733 million people live in high and critically water-stressed countries. 1 in 3 people do not have access to safe drinking water, 2 out of 5 people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practise open defecation.
Where does ADC work?
At the moment, ADC’s work focuses on WASH projects in Kenya, with plans to expand and help more African nations access essential services.
Why does ADC only work in certain countries?
As ADC is an early-stage start-up, we lack the capacity to work in multiple countries at this point. However, we will be looking to develop this capacity in the future and establish a presence in different countries across Africa.
Can ADC help in my community?
ADC is open to working in any community that meets a set of criteria we use to choose our projects. But currently, we are not accepting unsolicited projects.
Is ADC a religious organisation?
ADC is a non-religious and non-political organisation.
Does your staff get a salary?
Currently, 100% of our ADC team members are non-paid volunteers. In the future, once we have established sources of revenue, we will look to hire permanent employees.
Are you looking to use your expertise to help communities in need? Do you believe access to clean water is a basic human right? Do you think people should be empowered to make informed choices and be given the tools to help themselves?
We at ADC answer ‘YES’ to all of the above. If you agree, then volunteering with us is the way to go. Simply follow the link to see the open positions.
How can I volunteer with ADC?
What do I need to volunteer?
Our volunteers come in many forms, from different places, and with different skills.
The things they all have in common are their passion to help people and the time to do so.
Are there any volunteer spots at ADC?
How can I help fundraise for ADC?
You can set up an individual crowdfunding page that will help us raise funds for ADC projects through your network.
From where can I volunteer?
Volunteering at ADC is 100% remote-based and our team members are located worldwide. So, you can volunteer from anywhere in the world. Just visit our Volunteer page for more information.
Who are ADC’s Partners?
Here, at ADC, we establish strategic partnerships to support the implementation of projects which increase access to essential services and reduce poverty in Africa. Our partners include:
- Art for Mankind
- Kisii University
What is ADC’s Social Impact?
We will measure the social impact of our projects after they have been delivered. Then, we will publish ‘Social Impact Reports’ once the data becomes available.
Where can I get ADC’s financial information?
Our financial information is available through this link.
How can I partner with ADC?
ADC is keen on establishing key partnerships to support the implementation of our projects in Africa. Contact us here for more information or to schedule a call.
What are ADC’s plans for the future?
Our mission is to:
“Reduce poverty in Africa by empowering local communities and leaders to make more informed choices in the management of public finances so that they can independently meet their needs for essential services.”
ADC will continue to champion increased access to essential services – beyond WASH projects as a means to realising our goal.