The last twelve months has seen some great productivity from our Handle With Care International Board. At the last AGM we expanded our Board to eight members, and the added personnel has enabled us to spread the administrative workload more evenly and efficiently.
Handle With Care International is not like other humanitarian organisations. We are a small group run entirely by volunteers, which means we have no staff, minimal administrative overheads and so almost 100% of the money that you donate, either for a LifeStraw, as a member, making a donation, or by buying a fundraising product goes directly towards helping people in need.
The most annoying thing about traveling on a HWCI Aid Trip to Indonesia was the reaction of friends and colleagues when I told them where I was going: “Oh, you’re going to Bali?” people would enthuse “Enjoy your nice holiday!” Despite my protestations that I was going there to work, many people found the idea that I was travelling to Bali to do anything other than laze on a beach and drink Bintang completely unbelievable.