FAQ Kusasa

FAQ

We get asked the following questions a lot so we thought we would answer them here for your convenience. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any other questions you may have.

1 How do we identify girls?
2 What age are girls?
3 How are funds used?
4 How can I help?
5 How do I make a donation?
6 Is Kusasa a registered non-profit?
1 How do we identify girls?
We are building a growing network of school Heads, Members of Parliament, Education Ministry officials and aligned organisations. Through these contacts they are aware of the work we do and they contact us when they believe they have a girl who needs our specific kind of help and meet our criteria.
2 What age are girls?
We do not have any specific age restrictions but as the largest need is to bridge the gap between junior and high school we currently primarily focus on this group, whose ages are generally around 12-14.
3 How are funds used?

As our girls are primarily from disadvantaged and/or vulnerable backgrounds we understand that if they are unable to pay school fees they are often unable to pay for uniforms, books, etc. As such we also extend our scholarships to not only paying school and exam fees but also to paying for their other needs. Our primary aim is to build a girl who is not embarrassed at school for her social situation but rather a girl who proudly focuses on her education and succeeds.

Our aim is to currently direct 80% of our funds to the girls while the balance is used to promote our cause, pay for bank fees and charges, online data and website costs and specific services provided.  If we find a sponsor to cover these costs we will be able to direct 100% of our fees to the girls.

4 How can I help?

Kusasa is not government funded nor does it currently have any major funding supporters as such we rely on the donations and contributions of people who care that girls get the best chance at success.
You can help through direct financial donations, a monthly donation helps us budget; providing goods such as uniforms, shoes, books; hosting fund raising events such as cake sales, sponsored sports events, garage sales, market sales, coffee mornings, drinks evenings; if you work for a company that supports a cause tell them about us; pretty much anything you do can help raise funds without costing you a fortune.

If you hold a fundraiser, please take a photo and let us know so we can share it on our website and social media to thank you and to inspire others.  We really do want to see these.
Every bit helps.

5 How do I make a donation?

See our How you can Help page and from here you can choose one of our payment options, either by

  • Bank transfer (free of bank charges for EU donors by choosing shared costs);
  • PayPal (choose one off or subscribe with a monthly amount, you can also donate from your PayPal to ours direct)
  • Credit card (secure Visa or Mastercard payments are transacted on our site via Stripe)
  • EcoCash (for those in Zimbabwe your EcoCash donation will go to our Kusasa dedicated number)
  • Cash (we do accept cash donations in multiple currencies, please ensure you get a receipt)

Any questions you have about donations please contact us direct via the secure contact page.

6 Is Kusasa a registered non-profit?

Yes we are registered in Luxembourg, where the organisation was founded. It is registered under the non-profit status of Asbl meaning in French (the administrative language of the country) association sans but lucratif.

Our registration details are:
Number F11443
Date registered : 01 / 08 / 2017
Board members
President – Dot Bekker
Treasurer – Ursula van Eck
Secretary – Andrea Murphy