How much of my money actually goes to the project? If you give £10 a month, £7.50 will be spent on development work in the country you are supporting. The remainder is re-invested in finding new supporters, raising more money and providing you updates on how your money is spent. If you gift aid your donations, we will receive an additional £2.80 per month, making your donation go even further! All Family Friend donors receive updates on the family's journey out of poverty. We care about keeping supporters up to date with the amazing difference their support is making. One of the reasons Family Friend supporters donate to us is that they can see they are actually changing lives with their support. Where possible, we send you updates by email (except for two six monthly updates, containing lots of extra information) or postcard to keep our costs low. If you prefer not to receive updates, you are still welcome to direct your donation to Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia.