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Hopes and Dreams

Contact

Name: Nello Ragusa

Position: Founder & AAA Chief Executive

Email: nello@hopesanddreams.org.au

Website: http://www.hopesanddreams.org.au

Address

PO Box 712

Reservoir VIC 3073

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Our Mission / Objective

Why we exist


Hopes and Dreams exists for the direct relief of poverty, to bring basic human needs, social justice, self-worth and a sense of purpose to families living in poverty.

We believe Hopes and Dreams can assist in breaking the cycle of poverty for those who have been in this condition for years and even generations.

We don’t want to see children dying before they reach 5 years of age because of water related diseases and we don’t want to see people go to bed hungry because they don’t have an income that can support their basic needs.


We want to see people, who, for the first time, have a hope for the future.


Our Mission


Hopes and Dreams is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions through micro enterprise and water development projects in Africa and India.


Our Vision


We see a world where every person has access to clean, safe water and improved health. We see people's lives transformed as we provide them a “hand up and not a hand out” as they make their own way out of poverty. We see people (women, children, families & whole communities) not walking in the same steps as their parents, but seeing them have a hope and a future.

Our Services

Hopes and Dreams is passionate about making a difference to the lives of the poor, needy and desperate people living in the remote and rural parts of Africa and India.


We focus on two key areas



  • bringing clean and safe water to communities, and

  • assisting the poor with providing Micro Enterprise Development opportunities.


All of our solutions are self-sustaining with > 90% of funds received going towards the projects.

Our Beneficiaries

Targeting the "poorest of the poor" communities living in rurual and remote areas in developing countries, whose income is below $2.00 AUD per day.

Projects in Progress

We currenty have the following projects identified for 2018 .



  • 15 Water projects in 3 African countries, impact will be approx 80,000 lives

  • 2 Water projects in India, impact will be approx 4,000 lives

  • Facilitate 800 micro loans for economic empowerment opportunities in South Africa, impact will be approx 4,000 lives

  • Run 5 Self Trust Help Groups in India, offering 50 women opportunty  through micro development loans, impact will be approx 250 lives

Our People

CEO

Nello Ragusa, Founder & AAA Chief Executive

Leadership Team

Hopes and Dreams Management & Advisory Board

Names of Board Members

Nello Ragusa / Rebecca Ragusa / Ben Westlake / Richard Harvie / Terence Muza / Mark Zarb / Damian Delahunty /Damian Rogers

Number of Volunteers

30

Registration Information

ABN

32 343 758 455

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Consider leaving a contribution via your will or bequests.

General Donations

Consider adopting Hopes and Dreams as one of your "preferred charity of choice".

Other support

Consider getting involved by holding a fund raiser to support our mission of "breaking poverty, transforming lives".

Work with us

Go to our www.hopesanddreams.org.au , menu "Getting Involved" to see how you can join us in making a real difference at a grassroots level.

Volunteer with us

We really value our volunteers at Hopes and Dreams.
Volunteers play a very important role in helping us to keep to our 90% promise.  We give them an opportunity to "give back" by offering them ways to donate their professional skills and passion.


Their contribution allows us to to alot more with less as we are not paying for common adminsitration costs and hence can keep our adminsitration costs below 10%, in comparision to alot of other Not-For-Profits who can charge upto 35% for their admin & marketing.
In all our projects a minimum of 90% of the funds received hits the ground, compared to many others who have only 65% of the funds received reaching the people who need it most.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Why we exist


Hopes and Dreams exists for the direct relief of poverty, to bring basic human needs, social justice, self-worth and a sense of purpose to families living in poverty.

We believe Hopes and Dreams can assist in breaking the cycle of poverty for those who have been in this condition for years and even generations.

We don’t want to see children dying before they reach 5 years of age because of water related diseases and we don’t want to see people go to bed hungry because they don’t have an income that can support their basic needs.


We want to see people, who, for the first time, have a hope for the future.


Our Mission


Hopes and Dreams is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions through micro enterprise and water development projects in Africa and India.


Our Vision


We see a world where every person has access to clean, safe water and improved health. We see people's lives transformed as we provide them a “hand up and not a hand out” as they make their own way out of poverty. We see people (women, children, families & whole communities) not walking in the same steps as their parents, but seeing them have a hope and a future.

Our Services

Hopes and Dreams is passionate about making a difference to the lives of the poor, needy and desperate people living in the remote and rural parts of Africa and India.


We focus on two key areas



  • bringing clean and safe water to communities, and

  • assisting the poor with providing Micro Enterprise Development opportunities.


All of our solutions are self-sustaining with > 90% of funds received going towards the projects.

Our Beneficiaries

Targeting the "poorest of the poor" communities living in rurual and remote areas in developing countries, whose income is below $2.00 AUD per day.

Projects in Progress

We currenty have the following projects identified for 2018 .



  • 15 Water projects in 3 African countries, impact will be approx 80,000 lives

  • 2 Water projects in India, impact will be approx 4,000 lives

  • Facilitate 800 micro loans for economic empowerment opportunities in South Africa, impact will be approx 4,000 lives

  • Run 5 Self Trust Help Groups in India, offering 50 women opportunty  through micro development loans, impact will be approx 250 lives

Our People

CEO

Nello Ragusa, Founder & AAA Chief Executive

Leadership Team

Hopes and Dreams Management & Advisory Board

Names of Board Members

Nello Ragusa / Rebecca Ragusa / Ben Westlake / Richard Harvie / Terence Muza / Mark Zarb / Damian Delahunty /Damian Rogers

Number of Volunteers

30

Registration Information

ABN

32 343 758 455

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Consider leaving a contribution via your will or bequests.

General Donations

Consider adopting Hopes and Dreams as one of your "preferred charity of choice".

Other support

Consider getting involved by holding a fund raiser to support our mission of "breaking poverty, transforming lives".

Work with us

Go to our www.hopesanddreams.org.au , menu "Getting Involved" to see how you can join us in making a real difference at a grassroots level.

Volunteer with us

We really value our volunteers at Hopes and Dreams.
Volunteers play a very important role in helping us to keep to our 90% promise.  We give them an opportunity to "give back" by offering them ways to donate their professional skills and passion.


Their contribution allows us to to alot more with less as we are not paying for common adminsitration costs and hence can keep our adminsitration costs below 10%, in comparision to alot of other Not-For-Profits who can charge upto 35% for their admin & marketing.
In all our projects a minimum of 90% of the funds received hits the ground, compared to many others who have only 65% of the funds received reaching the people who need it most.

Our Annual Reports

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