Friday 24th May 2024

Why Give to Us?

Ahtutu prides itself on its complete transparency and accountability.  ALL of the money and goods donated to us go directly to benefit young people in SW Myanmar.  Of the money we fundraise we use none for travel, accommodation or personal expenses.*

Whilst we work through a Roman Catholic NGO, KMSS Pathein, they and we work to support everyone in the area, irrespective of religion or ethnicity.

So please donate to us because:

  • we never take any of our personal costs from your gifts and donations and our regular fundraising*
  • we will always tell you exactly how your money is used
  • we can always account for every dollar and kyat (pronounced ‘chat’) we use in Myanmar
  • our volunteers always fund their own travel, accommodation* and personal expenses (other than those whose travel and/or accommodation costs are specifically donated by Edinburgh Napier University or another independent source or who raise their own funds under separate cover: this money never comes from Ahtutu funds or Ahtutu fundraising).

We were able to use our Business Plan and other evidence of our activities to show HMRC and the Charity Commission that we are a bona fide small charity, which works solely for the benefit of those in need, in order to gain our UK Registered Charity status.  We have a bank account dedicated to Ahtutu, monitored by our Finance Manager and audited independently.

If you wish to donate, please visit our Give / Donate Page.  Thank you.

For more fundraising ideas, see Helping Ahtutu – five top tips.

*Should Ahtutu be fortunate enough to secure a large tranche of funding for a specific project, then specialists’ travel and accommodation expenses are likely to be planned as part of the proposal.  All expenditure will be explicit and transparent.