|So where does my
Your donation, in its entirety goes into our project fund managed
by the Banque Togolaise de Développement (BTD). From
this project pool, PDH deducts monthly:
€ 150 Work related expenses
This covers fuel for our scooter, taxi fares, electricity, office
supplies and communications costs such as email and mobile phone
Total € 150
The remaining funds are then divided as follows:
30% High-energy foods
20% Drugs and vitamins
25% Set-up costs provided to hawkers and peddlers
25% Cash handouts provided to those in need. This
money is often for hospital and drug costs.
Note that nobody at present receives any salary at PDH. Our
entire team consists of local and international volunteers.
PDH has no advertising costs to pay as our website was built
and is managed and promoted by volunteers.
How much money does PDH have?
Humanitarian projects don’t come much smaller than PDH.
Last year, our entire budget totaled no more than 3000 Euros!
This is no exaggeration. This year, things are a slightly
better. We have been guaranteed a monthly budget of 300 Euros
by our sole, private donator in the UK. To cut a long story
short, PDH depends entirely on this shoe-string budget of
donations that trickles in dribs and drabs from a handful
of individual, non-corporate sponsors in the UK. As a result,
our funds often run dry and in such times we are forced to
send people away from our centre, without the aid that they
are seeking. PDH is therefore desperate to generate funds
– we have nothing to hide.
How do I know that this is
not a scam?
Obviously, you cannot believe everything you read on the internet.
You, as somebody who has worked very hard for their money
have every right to question the authenticity of our plea
for funds. In reality however, PDH is a tin-shed established
four years ago by a team of locals who have never left Togo.
Furthermore, our total budget last year totaled a meager 3000
Euros and we remain completely unheard of in the Western World.
As a result, we cannot supply you with a newspaper or press
article that affirms what a terrific and honest aid organisation
Naturally, a lot of trust is required on your behalf should
you decide to part with your hard earned funds and send them
to a supposed desperate humanitarian project in Togo.
What could $100 US do for PDH?
Here is a quick breakdown of some of the typical expenditures
(Prices in US dollars)
$30 A 50 kilo bag of rice
$10 Annual school fees for a child
$10 A year’s supply of basic school
$20 A supply of medicine and visit to the
$45 A cesarean birth in the local hospital
$100 A year’s rent for a single bedroom home
$30 The purchase of assorted goods to establish
a roadside store
$10 A weeks worth of food and medicine for
an AIDS victim
Can I help PDH without sending
Yes, of course you can!
Visit our "To
offer non-financial support" section
to learn how.
Can I come and visit PDH in Togo?
Yes, of course you can! Togo is a perfectly safe and charming
country that promises to enchant every visitor. Naturally
you will need to write to us first to inform us of your intended
visit. Please understand that the PDH team has a very limited
English ability as French is the official language of Togo.
Should you decide to come and visit us though, we will do
everything possible to help you.
here" for some pre-departure advice.