Financial Review

As Christians face heightened discrimination and persecution around the world, they are greatly encouraged by your prayers and support through Barnabas Aid.

The Barnabas Aid financial review shows what your support achieved in the last year and how your gifts have been used.

In the last year* we made 462 payments to 392 projects in 66 countries

Overheads are only 12% of all income

We send 88% of your donation to our general fund to bless our brothers and sisters living under pressure and persecution for their faith


Barnabas Aid is a charity providing practical aid for persecuted Christians. We operate in the same way that Barnabas and the apostle Paul did when they took gifts from the church in Antioch to the church in Judea at a time of famine (Acts 11:27-30). Barnabas Aid does this by channelling money from Christians through Christians to Christians (local churches or Christian organisations already established in the places of pressure, harassment and persecution).

For every $1 we receive in donations, we send more than .88¢ to be used for our charitable work globally. Charitable work refers to the projects developed by the local persecuted Christians we are supporting, which means that more than .88¢ of every $1 directly helps the beneficiaries. This does not include our work in Western countries to raise awareness, encourage prayer and provide advocacy for persecuted Christians; all of these activities, as well as our general administration costs, are included in our 12% global overhead costs.

If you allocate your donation to Barnabas Aid to a specific need or project, 100% of your donation will be used for that project and its costs. Nothing will be deducted from your donation for Barnabas Aid’s overheads. The costs of overheads are taken from donations to our general fund.

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What did your gifts achieve in the last year?*

School places for 15,200 Christian children

Leadership training for 11,270 Christian leaders in 20 countries

Support for 462 pastors and evangelists

Small business start-up projects for 7,527 Christians

Care for 13,919 victims of violence in 14 countries

Care for 969 persecuted converts in 12 countries

172 wells and water filter systems

270,318 pieces of Christian literature, including 235,594 Bibles and New Testaments

Aid for 24,666 victims of natural disasters

51churches and other Christian buildings

8 medical projects to help about 5,200 people in 6 countries

Food and basic needs to over 79,959 Christians

*1 May 2018 – 30 April 2019

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