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pdf Annual Report 2013 Popular

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report2013As you read through this annual report we really do hope that you are encouraged by the work Banzaid is doing. Banzaid exists to restore life and to transform communities – although there are always challenges and obstacles to overcome, I believe we are fulfilling this mission. REAL people are having their lives transformed through these projects – real people, not statistics or faceless numbers – and this is surely cause for celebration!

In June I had the great privilege of representing New Zealand Baptists at the celebrations of 70 years of Baptist work in Papua New Guinea. Those 70 years have been a period of enormous change as PNG’s many tribes and people have worked to become a nation. It is many years since NZBMS had staff there, but I have been visiting over the last 8 years as Banzaid has worked with the PNG Baptist Union to help the coffee growers in the highlands area. My visit started with an unexpected opportunity...
The Council for International Development (CID) is the member body for New Zealand development organisations. CID conducts an annual survey of members around issues like how many employees we have, where we work, and what our funding sources are. This year’s report was published in July. Here is a summary of the key issues for our Banzaid readers. Funding CID organisations get 57% of income from public donations (same as previous year, although multiyear trend is declining); 21% from Ministry...