Animal welfare organizations (AWOs) in poor countries (where AKI's partner orgs work) have few opportunities to raise funds within their countries & must look for supporters in wealthier countries. These AWOs have the drive, the volunteers, the know-how to solve animal welfare problems in their own countries, they only lack funds & supplies. AKI brings donors together with AWOs that need support. Working together, so much can be accomplished for animals in these countries.
Donors in the US & elsewhere may be wary of supporting an org that they know little about. Members of AKI's board have directly worked with all AKI partners; we do the due diligence so that donors are assured their funds are used only for animal welfare; we provide donors with detailed reports; & we link donors directly to the people doing the work on the ground. The AWOs are able to build more sustainable organizations; donors can share in the achievements. Support to AKI orgs goes a long way!
AKI supports AWOs that most need the help. But not only that, we ensure their programs & activities are worthy of our support & we help our partner orgs become sustainable institutions so they will be long-term advocates for animal care in their communities. AKI helps AWOs in 10 countries; & supports their local staff; who help over 2000 animals/year (dogs, cats, donkeys, horses). With support from caring people in wealthier countries, we are able to reduce suffering of animals & educate people.