Worldwide Endeavors

Worldwide Endeavors (WWE) is a non-profit charitable organization.  North Carolina Charitable Solicitation License # SLOO8O84.

WWE is a GuideStar SILVER level organization:  See our GuideStar profile at:

http://www.guidestar.org/profile/20-3907702

Our Vision (Why we do what we do) We believe in the fundamental worth of all human beings and the importance of each person achieving his or her full potential, no matter what their circumstances. 

Our Mission (What we do) We help the less fortunate help themselves, with a specific focus on education, environment, and health. We strive to maintain sustainability in all the projects we identify and support.

Our Approach (How we do what we do) We respect our partners and listen to their goals.  We work together and develop local leaders for sustainable projects.  We raise money to achieve agreed upon goals, make periodic visits, provide technical assistance, evaluate milestones, and require high levels of accountability.

As of 2015, we are assisting through projects in 5 countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, the Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe.  WWE supports schools in Uganda (Connect Abaana), Ghana (Rise up Kubugu) Zimbabwe (Mwana Trust), Kenya (Kenyan Orphan Project) and the “Go Conscience Earth” in the Republic of Congo.  In 2018, Venezuela was added and in 2019, the Kenya project was completed.

WWE has a Board of Directors that reviews applications for new projects and oversees all current projects and the management of the organization.  Each project is represented by a Board member who serves as the U.S. Project Director for monitoring, fundraising, and reporting to the Board.

Worldwide Endeavors a  501(c) (3) organization and is registered with the Secretary of State of North Carolina. It has been in existence as a 501 (c) (3) since Dec 7, 2005. Donations to Worldwide Endeavors should be directed to specific projects.   Contributions are tax deductible under the U.S. IRS tax code, section 501(c)(3).

US  MEMBER VISITS TO PROJECTS

2012 – Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya

2013 – Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda (2 members for 6 months, 3 members 2-3 weeks)

2014 – Uganda (3 for 2-3 weeks), Ghana (1 member for 2 weeks)

2015 – Uganda, (3 for 2-3 weeks), Kenya.

2016 – Uganda (1 for 3 weeks)

2017 – Uganda (1 for 10 days in July,  for 14 days in October), Ghana (1 for 1 week in Sept), Venezuela (1 for 1 week in July)

2018- Uganda (1 for 14 days in July 2018),  Botswana (1 for 10 days in February)

2019 Projected – Uganda, 1 member for 14 days in May and 1 for 4 days in August in preparation for our first camp in May of 2020.

TRANSFERS TO PROJECTS

 As of December 31, 2018, $300,000 has been transferred to projects in the four countries!

ACCOUNTABILITY

When WWE members visit our projects, we require receipts to prove that expenditures of WWE-donated funds were proper and met the intent of the donation made to the project.  Financial statements are provided to all board members at each meeting, the IRS 990EZ is filed each year, and a new Solicitation License obtained through the normal North Carolina application process.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Christopher Kigongo – President

Godi Godar – Vice President

Denise Hallfors – Kenya Orphan Project and Mwana Trust (Zimbabwe) Director

Bill Wismer – Treasurer and Uganda Director

Winkie La Force – Secretary and Ghana Director

Gina Upchurch – Botswana Director

Lucie Wismer,  – Venezuela Director