SIMaid is part of the wider, international SIM mission agency first established in 1893. SIMaid was established in 1982 as the relief and development arm of the interdenominational Christian mission SIM Australia.
SIMaid is an organisation dedicated to ensuring aid is delivered to those who need it, and is focused on getting donor's resources to nominated projects. Fast. SIMaid aims to deliver to the field more than 85 cents of every dollar donated, and regularly achieves better than this number. Donations are usually committed to a project by the last working day of each month. Your aid gets there and it gets there fast.
SIMaid directs resources into sustainable aid projects which empower communities to live with dignity and hope - removing threats of child labour, poverty and exploitation - and empowering them to live with access to health, education and employment resources in a healthy and secure environment. While there are many instances of aid-only focused projects we have a strong development agenda, our preference being to establish community resources which become self perpetuating and which are ultimately supervised by local communities.
The projects we support are supervised and managed by project managers who provide regular project reports, ensure projects are executed against specific plans and KPIs and who manage the project budget and funds drawdown against the same parameters. Donors are able to visit project sites to see their contributions making a difference, and where appropriate are able to assist a project with their time and expertise.
SIMaid projects are found in Africa, Asia and South America. We partner with local government, agencies, NGOs and churches and address issues such as:
- Literacy and skills development
- Income generation
- Health care including hospitals and HIV projects
- Environmental protection
- Long term food security
- Emergency aid
SIMaid is part of SIM International which has over 2000 staff working in 40 countries throughout the developing world. We are in a strong position to identify situations where help is desperately needed. To meet these needs, carefully structured projects are planned by SIMaid working within local communities.
When emergencies such as flood, earthquake and famine strike, SIMaid and its partner agencies are able to deliver Australian donations direct to the location where they are most effective.
SIMaid is an integral part of SIM Australia and as such seeks to follow the teaching and example of Jesus Christ in offering practical help to communities in poverty.
SIMaid seeks to challenge, inspire and equip fellow Australians to respond to these needs in an appropriate, transparent and effective manner.
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