Our answers to your FAQ

Can I donate from outside of Germany?

Yes you can. We receive donations via Paypal, credit card or a direct transfer into our account.

 If you are not located in Germany, Sawabona Africa can not issue a tax certificate for your country.

Can I donate directly to the charity? 

Yes you are very welcome to donate directly to the charities we represent.  

What happens to my donation and what charges are incurred?

 Your full donation will be allocated to the project minus bank transfer costs. We do not charge adminstration costs.

How can I be sure that my money goes directly to the project I support?

All charities are thoroughly vetted and we receive quarterly and annual financial reports from the charity.  We endeavour to have a transparent working relationship with our partners.

Will I receive a Tax certificate ?

On request, Sawabona Africa issues an electronic tax certificate for all donations received in Germany.

Can I visit the charity I support ?

Yes you can.  Sawabona Africa will connect you with the partner charity in South Africa.

As a Bright Start sponsor, may I meet my sponsored child?

Yes you can,  Sawabona Africa will connect you with Bright Start.

Can I volunteer at any of the partner organisations?

Please send us an email with your wish and Sawabona Africa will put you in touch. 

Can I donate items e.g. toys or clothes and not money?

No. Sawabona Africa does not facilitate the donations of items for specific projects.  

Will I receive a project report?

Yes for sure. Please send us an email and we will send you a project report.