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In 2020 Misean Cara’s communications put a special focus on our members’ swift, innovative and resourceful responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a Mission COVID-19 campaign of blogs and articles promoted on our website and social media channels.
Misean Cara members mobilising resources
With the exception of Emergency and Innovation Funds, our members must provide 25% of a project’s budget. As seen in the chart below, in 2020 members far exceeded the total required contribution of €4m, continuing a trend we’ve seen for many years.
Actual project funds allocated in 2020
Our spending breakdown in 2020
In 2020, we have continued to build on our initial success of broadening our funding income, with the U.S.-based GHR Foundation committing to provide $225,000 per year over three years. GHR also provided an additional $50,000 to support our COVID-19 emergency response. Other successes include establishing a relationship with the U.S.-based Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, who have committed to $47,000 over two years to co-fund two school projects in South Sudan. The Brigidine Sisters continued with the final year of their 3-year, €60,000 support of a Misean Cara health project in Kenya. As well, we were delighted to be awarded funding late in the year from the Ornua (formerly the Irish Dairy Board) staff-supported Empowerment Fund, supporting two education projects in Kenya and Ethiopia.