The entire cost of the program is payable to 50% For the People via paypal, but divided into two parts. The first half of your money goes to the tour costs of the adventure, i.e. the cost of petrol, van, driver, lodging, seeing the sights, food, and all other costs of operation, which is divided by the partners, etc. The other half of your money goes into the delivery of projects on the ground, i.e. building a house, an orphanage, paying for school materials, paint supplies, etc.
What is unique about 50% For the People is that you see your money in action in a much larger way than other volunteer organizations. Most touring and volunteer companies and programs must absorb and allocate large costs to advertising, administration, and those operations end up only giving small percentages to those programs they intend to help simply because their operations demand more to keep in operation. Because the partners of 50% For the People operate their own independent and successful businesses costs of the tour company remain low and we are able to give more. It is our belief that people want to see their money go directly to projects they help sponsor and not to a big corporation based outside of Africa.
Once arriving and working hard to change
things for the better we want you to feel just
as responsible as we do for where your money is
going. Based on that belief, you are
offered the responsibility of telling us where
you want your 50% of the money to go. We hope
you learn first hand the difficulties and successes
of volunteering abroad and we trust you will gain
a more realistic experience of what it is like
to do meaningful work with NGOs and other concerned
citizens. We only ask that you truly listen to
those in the respective organizations you volunteer
for, work with others collectively in your volunteer
group, and if problems arise work peacefully with
each other for a resolution that works for the
people. After all that is why we are in
this business, For the People!