The Numbers: Excellent Development

the figures behind the charity which helps communities in Africa to transform their environment and improve the productivity of the land they own.

£849k - Excellent Development's income for the year ending 31 March 2009, compared with £679,000 the previous year

£139k - The cost of generating voluntary income, giving the charity a fundraising ratio of 16p in the pound. The previous year's ratio was 8p in the pound

£96k - Free reserves at year-end, equivalent to three months' core costs. The charity considers this to be the minimum acceptable level of reserves, and aims to hold reserves that are equal to six months' core costs within two years

£70k - No employee was paid more than this

57 - The number of communities in south-east Kenya the charity supported to improve soil and water conservation. Excellent Development aims to provide support for 10 more groups in 2009/10. It also aims to build 56 sand dams, plant 112,000 trees and build 182,000 metres of terraces

5% - The percentage of pensionable income the charity contributed to employees' pensions during the year

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