Become a Friend of Kaloko
Please consider making a monthly donation, and let your friends, family and contacts know about the value of what we do. If you can spread the word to reach new supporters it is incredibly valuable to us.
Our bank details (to set up a standing order through online banking) and standing order form (to send to your bank if you don't bank online) are here.
Become a Friend of Kaloko
Our new Friends of Kaloko supporter scheme is for those of you who believe in the importance of what we do to help disadvantaged rural communities in Zambia. The best way to help Kaloko succeed in helping more people is to make a regular monthly donation, and we'd love to have your support!
Regular donations provide the money we rely on to cover our running costs of staffing and fundraising, and allows us to keep helping rural Zambian communities with much needed safe water, improved sanitation, education, health services, livelihood projects and more.
Kaloko UK is the only NGO focused entirely on the Luansobe and Kashitu areas of Zambia, and our work there continues to be vital. Now, more than ever, we need your support – through the regular donations which are the life blood of any small charity, but also by helping us raise awareness of the great work that we do, to your families, friends and work colleagues.
By cheque or standing order
By post or email
Please download and print our donation form to send by post, or drop us an email. The form includes an opportunity for you to make a Gift Aid declaration so that we can claim Gift Aid from the Inland Revenue on your donations.
Run in the Brighton Marathon or 10k
Run to support Kaloko in 2021
Kaloko is pleased to offer a limited number of charity places at the Brighton 10k and Brighton Marathon on 12 September 2021! If you, or any of your friends and family are runners, this is a great event and sells out quickly - charity places are often the only way to take part. It’s a great way to fundraise for Kaloko. We are asking for a minimum fundraising target of £250 for the 10k, or £500 for the Marathon. We hope you should be able to beat these targets for such a good cause!
Kaloko runners will be offered a full fundraising resource pack and support, plus one to one sessions to talk in detail about our work.
If you are interested please contact the Kaloko office to let us know as soon as you can. Hoping to be signing you all up soon!
Support Sustainable Business
The UN World Bee Day in May each year helps raise awareness of the importance of bees for our environment. But, whatever the time of year, you can help us to help Zambian beekeepers to establish and sustain an apiary. Please donate (above) to the livelihoods of our local beekeepers in Luansobe, allowing more training sessions to be run, and more sustainable businesses to be set up.
As many of us try to switch from travelling by car to bike rides for shorter journeys, it's easy to forget that bicycles can make all the difference in allowing some people to access water and local markets for their livelihoods.
Please help the Kaloko Trust to continue to provide vital low-cost bicycles to the people of Luansobe, through donating whatever you can or running your own fundraising event. Please click here for some summer-themed event ideas!
Raise funds for us
Get creative with your fundraising
Have you got a fundraising idea or could you encourage others to support us - cycling a marathon, running the channel, organising a cider morning, holding a bike warming party? Something traditional, tried and tested or new and inventive. We're keen to hear your ideas.
If you contact our UK office we can let you know which projects are in the planning stage in Zambia and would particularly benefit from funding. If you have an idea of your own, please feel free to discuss it with us.
We can provide you with publicity material to help make your event a success: Photographs, posters, donation forms, background information, reports, testimonials etc.
We can send fundraisers reports and photographs so that they can see how their money has been used.
Please see our handy guide, How To run a Fundraiser Event with the Kaloko Trust, for everything you'll need to organise your own fundraiser this summer. We also have customisable invitations for some of the suggested fundraising events, including a sponsored walk, a summer garden party or a talent show, here.
Other successful projects by supporters have included coffee mornings, cocktail parties and piano recitals. They've also asked for donations to Kaloko Trust instead of birthday, Christmas or christening gifts.
Where we can we are also happy to come and give talks and slide shows to groups like schools, churches, Rotary Clubs etc.
Support Kaloko when you shop
Simply sign up for us to benefit when you shop online
Amazon Smile takes a fixed amount from any purchases you make on Amazon, whilst the other two websites work for over 2000 shopping sites. With just 16 of our supporters already signed up, between them they have raised over £450 this way.
Could you join them? Read these sign-up instructions to get started!
Leave a lasting legacy
Remember Kaloko in your will
Do you enjoy being a Kaloko Trust supporter and appreciate the real difference your contribution makes to the lives of people in Zambia? Under English tax laws legacies to charities are exempt from inheritance tax. Leaving a gift to charity in your will is an amazing way for your generosity to last beyond your own lifetime.
To find out how we can help you leave a charitable legacy please contact Kaloko and we can talk to you about what you need to do.
Donate or sell
Generally, we can't accept donated items and equipment (because of the difficulty and cost of transporting them to Zambia), but if you have something that you feel would be appropriate for a rural Zambian context then please do contact the office to discuss the possibilities. Another option is to sell items to raise money for us, maybe on eBay (see below).
Inkjets and phones
Donate your mobile phone or empty inkjet cartridges
Have you recently upgraded your mobile phone? Don’t know what to do with the old one? If you have a working mobile phone in good condition, with charger, please drop it in to the Kaloko Trust UK Office. We will then take it out to Zambia where it will be distributed to local community projects in Luansobe/Kashitu.
You can also donate used original inkjet cartridges to raise funds for Kaloko. Follow this link to print a pre-paid label to send your ink cartridges to our recycling partners to benefit the Kaloko Trust. Labels can be attached to small boxes and envelopes which you can post at your local Post Office.
Sell on eBay to help Kaloko
Free up space and help those in need in Zambia
You can donate to Kaloko by selling unwanted items on eBay. If you have something that you no longer need and sell it on eBay, you can donate the income direct to Kaloko. Through the eBay for charity service, up to 100% of the proceeds can be donated to Kaloko. We even receive Gift Aid on the donation where appropriate. This method has worked well for many supporters and provides valuable income for us. Please contact us if you need any guidance on how the scheme works.
Donate old jewellery or currency for Kaloko
You just post them off to the freepost address
If you have jewellery or watches that are old or broken and cluttering up your home, we may have a solution for you! You could recycle them to benefit Kaloko. Our partners at Recycling for Good Causes will re-use and recycle unwanted jewellery, giving 75 per cent of the income raised to Kaloko and saving precious raw materials at the same time. They can also convert unwanted foreign, or out-of-date, banknotes (not coins) into funds for our project work. If you have items to donate please send them in an envelope or jiffy bag free of charge to our partners:
KALOKO TRUST UK
UNIT 14, AMBER BUSINESS VILLAGE
AMBER CLOSE, TAMWORTH B77 4RP
Kaloko Trust UK
Registered charity number: 1047622
All photographs are © Kaloko Trust and cannot be reproduced without permission.
With particular thanks to Jill Flowers and Alrik Green for many of the photos.