Can we really trust Magna Children at risk?
Humanitarian organization Magna Children at risk was established in 2001 in Slovakia with the purpose of providing medical and social care to children and their families at risk. Since 2002 we have established and still operate ... of medical and social projects to help children and their families in need. Our activities are respected and appreciated also on international scale.
The best thing is to see for yourself. Try to send the minimum amount of 3 euro, and next month you will see in your personal profile on Internet how and whom your money has helped on the spot. You will also know the story of the recipient of your help, whom we have helped in that month thanks to you.
Respecting all financial regulations of Magna Children At risk are published in the section Our Commitment to you.
How are projects of Magna Children at risk financed?
Magna Children at risk regards transparency and efficiency in realization of its activities and in dealing with financial funds as the most important principles in its work. From its beginning it keeps the administrative costs at the minimum and the costs related with raising finances as low as possible. Magna Children at risk in Slovakia is subject to independent audit every year.
Magna Children at risk gets the financial and material means for its activities mainly from individual and corporate donors. We also cooperate in our projects with various foundations and some projects are financed by the program of Slovak development aid - Slovakaid.
Magna Donors, who contribute regularly and support our activities financially, get every month a report about the spending of their financial means.
How are the projects of Magna Children at risk managed financially?
Every project of Magna Children at risk has its detailed budget, which is re-evaluated on regular basis through the year. Project managers follow the budgets of individual projects throughout the year with the aim to see that all operations are carried out responsibly and in accord with aims of the project. All budgets are controlled and subject to approval by the Board of Magna Children at risk. The operative section of Magna Children at risk in Slovakia is responsible for implementation of humanitarian projects. Magna Children at risk in Slovakia is every year subject to independent financial audit. For the sake of transparency of our donors worldwide, Magna Children at risk combines the accounts of all its offices on international scale. The result is thorough and transparent picture of the full scale of our activities.
How are the projects of Magna Children at risk chosen and implemented?
Humanitarian projects are aimed at saving lives and alleviating the suffering of those at risk. Armed conflicts and unstable political situation have a devastating impact on ordinary people – direct violence, forced evacuation, epidemics, famine and psychic trauma are the usual effects, often accompanied by disrupted local medical services.
Giving medical and nutrition help to victims of conflicts and crises is the main priority for Magna Children at risk. The suffering joined with infectious diseases, which are often neglected by local governments, is another main part of program aims of Magna Children at risk. The organization has as its aim providing adequate treatment and care to people afflicted by diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TBC, cholera, malaria, Dengue fever and other. Magna Children at risk also reacts to the needs of people who are excluded from access to basic medical care and we also help victims of natural disasters.
Magna´s decision to intervene in times of crisis is based only on our independent evaluation and on the needs of people, not for political, economic religious interests.
The projects are described in detail before they are begun and are evaluated through all time of their operating. Clearly defined quantitative as well qualitative aims can be revised in case of need. The length of time of our intervention is based only on these needs, which are defined and revised in the course of the mission. The projects and needs are evaluated continuously, using a standardized system of data collection, plus continuously made studies.
Magna is determined to secure that its help is received really by those to whom it is addressed. For this reason we insist that our field workers must have access to medical institutions, must communicate with people directly on the spot and thus independently judge the needs of giving help.
Magna Children at risk implements and runs most of its projects independently. In rare cases we can provide financial support also to other humanitarian organizations, community groups or medical institutions with which we cooperate in a certain region.
What principles are applied in the use of your contributions?
Please, keep in mind that Magna Children at risk uses a part of all received private donations, including those restricted to concrete projects, for fundraising and administrative costs and always strives to keep these expenses at the minimum so that at least 80 % of your donation goes to the projects. In case we are not able to use your contribution according to your wish (e.g. in case of ending a project or the contributions exceed the needs for a concrete project), we shall contact you and discuss with you the further use of your donation for helping people in need. Magna Children at risk will never extend its activity just for the purpose of using the financial means assigned to a concrete project.
In the period 2003 - 2008 Magna Children at risk has allocated at least 85 % of the received funds on humanitarian and development projects.
Will I, as a donor, have the chance to co-decide to whom my contribution goes?
In our reports and publications we inform donors about our activities and situations in which we are currently found. In distributing the financial means sent by you we believe in the highest form of your trust in us and use them to help where they are needed most. However, if you decide to address your contribution to Magna projects in a certain region, we shall respect your choice.
In such cased the Donor can contact our fundraising department and discuss the way of use of his contribution. You will be informed about the use of your contribution every month in your personal profile on www.magnachildrenatrisk.org.
What is the sum people mostly contribute?
The minimum amount of a single or regular monthly financial contribution is 3 euro. The maximum amount is unlimited, depending only on your decision and your financial possibilities. You can find examples of help in the Where your money steer chapter. Regardless the height of monthly contributions we respect and appreciate every donor equally.
Can I send contributions also irregularly?
Yes, you can, because nowhere within the frame of your help you pledge how long you will contribute. We would be naturally pleased if you contribute every month and as long as possible. However, we understand that sometimes you simply will not be able to send your contribution. The amount of your contribution may also be different every month. You can interrupt regular monthly contributions whenever, end or renew again. You can also contribute with single donations. The contributions we get from donors in one month will be used for medical care for children and their families in our projects.
You say that I will the project, children and families to whom I help. What, how and where can I learn about them?
After registering on his personal profile on www.magnachildrenatrisk.org web page, every donor shall see the information about the beneficiaries of his contributions in the form of basic information and characteristics of works done in the given project. Through a short video or photo-story from the location the donor will get an up-to-date information from the place where Magna provides humanitarian help, will know the team of Magna aid workers in the field or the story of one of the patients whom Magna aid workers have helped in the given month.
Can the project be supported also by people living out of Slovakia?
Yes, the chance of support is fully open also to people not living in Slovakia. People living in the Czech Republic or in Austria can help through local offices of Magna Children at risk in Prague and in Vienna.
Can the project be supported also by people who want to remain anonymous?
Yes, the chance of support is fully open also to people who wish to remain anonymous. They will be recorded in the list of donors only by their identification number. When registering, you have to click in the form on the window “anonymous contribution”.
Can both natural persons and legal entities contribute?
Yes, of course. For legal entities we have the option to help also through the Magna Donor program.
What illnesses and what help fall under this humanitarian aid?
At present Magna Children at risk helps and provides medical and nutrition aid to victims of conflicts and crises, to people suffering from diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TBC, cholera, malaria, Dengue fever and other. Magna Children at risk also reacts to the needs of people who are excluded from access to basic medical care and we also help victims of natural disasters.
How and where can be contributions be sent?
The donor can send contributions directly to the account of Magna Deti v núdzi, acc. no.: 1331793900/1111 UniCredit Bank Slovakia a.s., or by a single payment order or by permanent money order in his bank, which we regard as the simplest way. Contributions can be sent also by postal cheque type U. When giving your payment order or filling the postal money cheque, please do not forget fill in your variable symbol. The easiest way is to have a permanent order in your bank.
Can I contribute through online bank services or a credit card??
Yes, you can donate your financial contribution either through a credit card (Uni Pay), electronically through a monthly debit from your current account using the system Tatra Pay (for clients of Tatra Bank), Uniplatba (for clients of UniCredit Bank), VUB payment (for clients of VUB bank). All possibilities will show automatically at your registration.
Can I contribute with a postal money cheque?
Yes, you can donate also with postal money cheque. When registering into the system of aid Magna Donor or when sending a single gift please mark the option o payment by postal money order and send your contribution to bank account Magna Deti v núdzi, acc.no.: 1331793900/1111 UniCredit Bank Slovakia a.s., which you will see at your registration.
Can I send contributions on the last day of the month when I get my wages?
The donor may send financial means any time. The money we get in one month from donors will be used for medical care to children and their families in our projects. The gets information about the use of his contributions always for the given month whne he helped.
If the situation does not allow me to send every month, can I contribute irregularly?
Yes, the option of support is made so that you can contribute also irregularly. If you decide to end contributing you simply stop sending your financial contributions. During the time of your support of Magna Children at risk you do not commit either to the amount or the length of contributing, there are no obligations for you. It all depends on your free decision.
I ´d like to know, if I contribute monthly e.g. 10 euro, what happens if I lose my job and cannot send money?
.........Of course, you can always return to the system Magna Life Saver
, whenever you financial situation makes it possible again.
What is the minimum and maximum amount of contribution? Does the donor decide on it on his own?
Because of administrative costs related to transfer of money, the minimum amount has been set at 3 euro. No maximum amount is set. On principal the donor himself decides on the amount with which he wants to help.
Can I know the people to whom I want to help? I want to know exactly where the money with which I helped goes.
After registering on his personal profile and through his mail address and password on www.magnachildrenatrisk.org web page, every donor will have access to information and brief characteristic of the activities carried with his help in the project (e.g. the number of treated patients) in the given month. He will also know through video or photo news the Magna aid workers in the field and will see one of the children stories to whom his gift has helped in the given month. It is only up to the donor whether he is interested in visiting himself the project of Magna Children at risk in the world and see with his own eyes the meaningfulness and efficiency of our help to children and their families in need. In case of your interest in visiting the project, please contact our office firstname.lastname@example.org,where they will help you with the realization of you visit.
How else can I help beside money?
Beside regular monthly contributing you can help us very much by talking about the work of Magna Children at risk with your friends and other people you know. If you want to help us find new donors, please write to us and we shall send you information materials that you can hand out. We are sure that good people certainly know many other good people around them. Please contact us on email@example.com