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“Today we face the challenge that calls us to change our mentality... We are called to help the Earth heal her wounds and at the same time heal our own, to embrace the whole of creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder.“ Wangari Maathai (1940/2011), Nobel Peace Prize winner 2004

On the 18th of August 2015 the Prefecture of Milan, with Protocol No. 14 12-800, recognized the statutory modification in relation to Fondazione ACRA’s registered name, changing it from Fondazione ACRA-CCS to Fondazione ACRA.

Fondazione ACRA

Design and coordination: Patrizia Canova, Elena Casolari Editors: Emanuela Bandettini di Poggio, Patrizia Canova, Elena Casolari, Laura Giuccioli Photos: ACRA photo archive Courtesy: ©Francesco Merlini, ©Frankie hi-nrg mc, ©Carolina Galbignani, ©Monica Savaresi Editing: Patrizia Canova Graphic design and layout: Chiara Baggio

© ACRA 2015

Letter from the Chairman 6 Methodological Note 8 About us 10 Mission and values 11 History 12 Governance 14 Strategy 16 Organizational Structure 18 Where we are and what we do 20 Use of economic resources 2013 21 Major public and private donors 22 Social report 24 WATER AND SANITATION Access and participatory management of water resources and of sanitation 26 ENVIRONMENT - ENERGY Sustainable management of natural resources 30 FOOD Food security, food sovereignty and biodiversity 34 ECONOMY Social Enterprise and Economic Development 38 EDUCATION Access, quality, active citizenship, inter-culture 42 Financial Statement as at December 31, 2014 47 Thefinancial statement in synthesis 48 Independent Auditors' report 49 Financial Statements 50 Our offices in the world 52 Acknowledgments 56

Letter from the Chairman

Dear friends and supporters, the decision to restructure our foundation with a strategic approach that rewards the quality of our program and our international approach built on partnerships, alliances, networks and a diverse and growing number of partners, has started to show tangible results. The new approach has enabled us to go beyond our initial perimeters, to compare ourselves with different realities, and to continue “challenging ourselves.” This is because the main idea of the program, central to our action, is based on a participatory process that allows us to build bridges with the civil society, local authorities, government, academia, private actors and donors. The programs create a long - term dynamic of development, seeping into national policies, thus favoring the sustainability of the results obtained through the execution of the projects. The multi-stakeholder approach, which we have already applied in several operations, is becoming increasingly important for the private sector in a perspective of convergence between non-profits and businesses. There is a growing number of opportunities for joint initiatives for the production of goods and services accessible to those who are “at the base of the pyramid”, that is, the poorest. In this evolving context in the field of international cooperation, the new Board of Directors of the Foundation, elected in July 2014, has worked intensively to accompany the growth of the organization towards a vision able to accommodate the complexity of the contemporary scene. The new Italian law 125/2014 on cooperation and international aid, approved by Parliament in August 2014, will have effects that will bring further changes which will require rapid and demanding choices.



In all of this, central to our Foundation remains the Human Being, in all its expressions. The values of solidarity and social justice, and the defense of human rights are the cornerstones of our activities which translate into concrete actions in the countries in which we operate. Although we work in complex realities, we are able to find in all countries a growing number of local talents and professionals, vital human resources, with whom to share experiences, grow and work together in a logic of true development. One example among many is the aqueduct of Tove-Mtwango, in Tanzania, run by JWTM, a social community - based enterprise, which, without any external support, has been working perfectly for nearly three years. More than 50,000 people receive safe drinking water near their homes, and every year new fountains are connected to the pipeline. If water continues to flow from the taps this is due to the fact that there is a local organization that is making this possible. This is the meaning of our actions. This is the essence of sustainability. On behalf of the Foundation, I thank those who continue to believe in us, support us, work with us with commitment to promote development and combat poverty through sustainable interventions. The Chairman Nicola Morganti

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Methodological Note READING GUIDE

This is ACRA’ 9th social report and once again we are distributing it mostly in digital form, with just a small number of paper copies being printed: this is the result of a well-established commitment on the part of the Directors’ Board to protect the environment and support economic

sustainability, fundamental values for this organization. The 2014 Social Report is more concise than the previous one, but by no means less complete, and aims to provide the reader with an immediate picture of the organization in terms of its nature, policy areas and the results achieved, with the idea of giving the reader the tools to comprehend the specific characteristics of the organization. For a more detailed analysis on the activities carried out by ACRA, on the specifics of the territories in which it operates, etc., please visit our website at www.acra.it, which is constantly updated and provides plenty of additional information. The first section of the document focuses on ACRA’ profile and, starting from a summary of the data that represents us the most, shows the specific features of the organization in terms of mission and values, history, governance and strategic positioning as well as the organizational structure, areas of operation and sources of financing. The second section of the budget describes the main

areas of our activity, and is developed according to thematic areas, consistent with the operating methods of intervention of ACRA. It then describes the practical and theoretical assumptions that underline the activities carried out by our organization in the North and South of the world, showing our main achievements this year. The third section is devoted to the financial statement and includes an analysis of the budget according to key indicators, a summary of the financial statement and the report of the external auditors. The complete financial statements and all additional notes can be downloaded from our website.



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About us




years of life

people employed in Italy

expatriate staff




local staff

countries of operation


406,310 Direct beneficiaries

32,687,148 total assets 2014

10,784,285 turnover 2014

Comparison between the use of the ACRA 2014 funds and the benchmark “Investigation into efficiency ratios of organizations associated to the IID (Italian Institute of Donations)”, published in November 2012 for Non-Profit Organizations that carry out activities in the field of International Cooperation. Weight of institutional activity › 84% 92.4%

Weight of marketing activities ‹ 5.2% 1%

Weight of purchase and transport costs ‹ 10.8% 6.6%

Benchmark values ACRA 2014 10


Mission and values to eradicate poverty through sustainable, innovative and shared solutions. ACRA is a lay and independent non-government organization working

Particular attention is focused on the peripheral

areas of the

planet and the marginalized segments in the South and North of the of peace, dialogue, cultural exchange and solidarity.

world. In Europe and in Italy ACRA promotes a culture

Our principles »» Believing that all people have equal dignity and equal rights »» Protecting the fundamental rights »» Promoting the interdependence among peoples and the exchange of knowledge »» Promoting self-development and social justice »» Encouraging secularism, the dialogue between peoples and cultural interchange »» Supporting the centrality of the rural world

Our commitment

Promoting local culture and talent »» Strengthening community competence »»

»» Encouraging local empowerment »» Building solid and lasting relationships with the communities »» Supporting processes of sustainable »»


Creating bridges for “multi-stakeholder” dialogue

»» Mobilizing resources and stakeholders to improve conditions in communities »» Creating the conditions for lasting

and sustainable changes

»» Supporting local organizations and institutions for the management of

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History The first decade, 1968-78


Volunteers and support groups in the 70’s ACRA was a dream that turned into an idea, that became a project, and that project became a reality. ACRA’s constitution dates back to May 25, 1968, exactly 45 years ago. We began with 6 volunteers in Chad, and the launch of the first integrated development project in the village of Borom. Initially the association was made up entirely of selffunded volunteers. In 1973, ACRA received formal recognition from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Non-Governmental Organization qualified for International Cooperation. The initial annual budget of a few thousand euro increased to a few hundred thousand euro.

The second decade, 1978-88


Aid workers and funders in the 80’s • 1982 marked the beginning of collaboration with the European Commission. The

association expanded and launched programmes in Nicaragua, Bolivia and Senegal; coordination offices opened locally and the association’s structure was reorganized in Italy, remaining a volunteer organization in terms of governance, but now employing paid personnel for the management and administration of projects. • In 1988 ACRA obtained qualification for the development of information and education activities in Italy. The annual budget increased from 400 thousand euro to 2.5 million euro.

The third decade, 1988-98


Relations with local populations and associations • The strategic objective revolved around the implementation of projects aimed at the

self-development of rural communities through in depth knowledge of the project territory, dialogue, exchange, and institutional strengthening of local partners. • Activities were launched in Cameroon in 1992 and in Ecuador in 1998. • The annual budget increased from 2.5 million euro to 5 million euro.

The fourth decade, 1998-2008


The challenge of the Global Village, towards a quality North/South partnership • Challenges became broader and more demanding, projects were extended, from

Health Centres to a university general hospital, from village wells to aqueducts serving entire communities, from building a single village school to the educational development of an entire region, from support for income generating production to the international commercialization of products through fair trade distribution chains. • Programmes were launched in Tanzania, Burkina Faso, El Salvador and Honduras. • The annual budget grew from 6 million to 10 million euros in 2008, a figure that consolidated in the following years. 12


The new decade

Increasing complexity, global challenges, organizational change and international partnerships



• ACRA was awarded the Accounting Oscar for the “Non-Funding, Non-Profit

Organizations” category. The prestigious recognition was awarded by FERPI. • 4 theme desks were set up as reference points for the strategy of implementation:

education, food safety, water and environment, micro finance and social business.

2010 • ACRA became member of the Organizations that are Members of the Institute of


Donation. • Specialization in the field enabled ACRA to raise the interventions from project level to

programmes articulated in more complex actions. • Special focus on the dynamics of migratory flows, the role of migrations in the

development processes and consolidation of partnerships with associations of migrants.



• A water & sanitation desk was established in Africa. • The Association changed into a Participatory Foundation. • ACRA became member of international networks WIN (Water Integrity Network), EMP

(European Microfinance Platform) and SEWF (Social Enterprise World Forum). • With Fundacion Paraguaya, the first social enterprise was established in Tanzania (Education &

Entrepreneurship) with the aim of reaching sustainability within the first 5 years of operation.


• Together with Fem3, MicroVentures, Altromercato and Maria Enrica Fondation, ACRA


established Opes Foundation, the first case of non-profit investment vehicle in Italy promoting social enterprises in the world. • ACRA became member of SUSANA (The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance)a platform that gathers over 200 partners worldwide engaged in the search for sustainable solutions in the sanitation field. • ACRA established strategic relationships with the WTO (World Toilet Organization)with which it organized sanitation efforts in Mozambique.



• ACRA became a founding member of Foundation Triulza, which promotes the leadership

and participation of Italian and international Civil Society organizations at EXPO Milan 2015. • ACRA was appointed as organizer of the Social Enterprise World Forum in Milan in 2015, the most important international forum dealing with social enterprise issues and the related most favourable ecosystems.



• Becomes a member of ARE-Alliance for Rural Electrification, an association of

international business that represent the decentralized energy sector and that is engaged in the integration of renewable energy within the markets of rural electrification in emerging and developing countries. • Gets the approval by the European Union in the “ACP-EU Energy Facility” sector for an important project that will allow the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Tanzania and the creation of a utility for its management. This is the largest single intervention in terms of size approved by the European Union in the history of this organization. • ACRA is a finalist in the “Oscar of Financial Statements” in the category “Non-profit Organizations.” The prestigious award is awarded by FERPI.

Oscar di Bilancio Organizzazioni Non Erogative Nonprofit


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Members of the Foundation bodies at june 2015

Founded in 1968, the ACRA association became a participatory foundation in April 2011.

»» the Board of Directors that

The Foundation bodies are:

»» the Ethics and Disciplinary

»» the Board of Auditors that

manages ordinary and extraordinary business;

verifies the accounting and financial management, as well as its conformity to Law and Articles of Association.

Committee that verifies the respect of the Articles of Association and of the internal regulations;

»» the Board of Promoters and

the Board of Participants that appoint the members of the Board of Directors, the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee and the Board of Auditors;

Nicola Morganti (President)

Elena Casolari (Chief Executive Officer)

Giuseppe Biella (Vice-Chairman)

Patrizia Canova

Board of Directors Angelo Locatelli

Luca Sangalli

Alessandro Giovannelli Adriano Poletti

Ethics and Disciplinary Committee

Filippo Bellavite Pellegrini

Paolo Milani

Patrizia Pontello

Matteo Orfano Mauro Benassi (President) Lorenzo Brambilla (President)

Board of Auditors

Francesco Caccamo



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Sustainability and sustainable development

At the beginning of 2014 the creation of a social

enterprise in Mozambique

2014 was a year of consolidation for the Foundation, which, in line with what had been decided in the previous years, strengthened its broad strategy through programs that are increasingly specific and articulated, based on partnerships with different and complementary partners. These partnerships are far more than just mere financial support, but are in fact structured as complex multi- year partnerships. The debate inside and outside the organization is increasingly focused on the convergence of actors and interest towards development issues and the challenges within, so much so that one can now see the emergence of a “fourth

sector�; a sector where our organization can also play an important role by both assuming characteristics of parallel sectors and by integrating into our projects the input of new actors currently emerging in the diverse universe of international aid. In some programs of excellence (food and water, respectively in Senegal and Chad) we partnered with local mobile phone operators to design and launch applications for users in order to improve the reach and effectiveness of our activities.



was at an advanced stage, a project which mobilized an intense confrontation between the private and public sectors in the country. Furthermore the social enterprise E&E in Tanzania is now in its third year of activity, and should, over the next three years, reach full economic and financial sustainability. Our Foundation is facing new challenges and is experimenting more and more with new approaches in its operations, where technology and different ways of financing are two extremely strategic and important operative columns. But at the center of our work remains the human being and a special attention towards all those intangible aspects that numbers and statistics can hardly describe and appraise. We believe that it is precisely for these values that, during the year, many projects within different program areas were approved and funded by different institutions, making 2014 the year with the greatest quantity of projects, in terms of numbers and value, approved in the history of our Foundation. A significant example is a rural electrification project in Tanzania, part of the energy program, which received the cofinancing of the European Union, for a worth of over 7 million Euros. In October 2014 the Foundation officially launched in Seoul, South Korea, the 2015 Social Enterprise World Forum, which will take place

in Milan from the 1st to the 3rd of July of 2015. The Forum aims to be an extraordinary moment of exchange and confrontation of all players currently engaged in social enterprise and in finding and

promoting inclusive and sustainable economic solutions. 2014 was therefore an important year for the consolidation of a strategic positioning where research and innovation are fundamental in augmenting the

sustainability of our interventions, together with our continuous effort to update the way we operate in order to find more effective and long - term solutions in the fight against poverty. We have gained the innovation required to overcome increasingly complex challenges not only through constructive dialogue with those who are different from us, but also from learning from our past trials and errors. We are in fact convinced that failures and errors can generate some of the best energies for change and innovation.

CEO of ACRA Elena Casolari

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Organizational Structure OFFICE STAFF IN December 2014

board of Directors (9: 6m, 3w)

Chief Executive Officer (1w)

support to CEO (2: 1m, 1w)

Administration and Finance (4: 2m, 2w)

human resources, budget and control (2w)

Programmes Unit (15: 5m, 10w)

Water and sanitation

energy environment

food sovereignty

global citizenship


fundraising communication (4: 1m, 3w)


Social Enterprise Development Unit







1. Support to social enterprise development Promotion of international and Italian discussions on the topic (Social Enterprise World Forum) 2. Development of dedicated "vehicles" and tools 3. Technical assistance to companies and investors 4. Blending activities for energy projects

The Milan office has 33 employees, of whom 24 are women and 9 are men. Eleven have permanent employment contracts, while 22 have non-permanent contracts connected to a specific project. There are also: two people that constantly offer their professional capabilities as volunteers; two interns; and as of the 1st of February of 2014 for 12 months there are also 8 girls helping the staff through the National Civil Service program.



Foreign offices Staff members as of December 2014




chad expatriate staff 6 local staff 43

india local staff 1

ecuador expatriate staff 2 local staff 4

senegal expatriate staff 9

CAMBOdIA expatriate staff 1 local staff 2

nicaragua expatriate staff 2 local staff 17

burkina faso expatriate staff 1

honduras expatriate staff 2

tanzania expatriate staff 7

local staff 11

local staff 32

el salvador local staff 4

MOZAMBIque expatriate staff 2

Bolivia expatriate staff 4 local staff 17

local staff 64

local staff 10

local staff 3

ZAMBIA expatriate staff 2 local staff 7

D.R. CONGO local staff 19

The 38 members of staff (25 men and 13 women), who are currently working as expatriates in the countries where we intervene, have non-permanent contracts connected to their specific project, in compliance with Law 30/2003 (Biagi Law) and as mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the local laws in the various countries of intervention. The local staff, consisting of 215

people, 56 women and 129

men, mainly comprises operators involved in the management of various projects in local offices. These include project managers, administrators, accountants, secretaries, leaders, educators, guardians, socio-economists, environmentalists, computer scientists, logisticians, technicians, promoters and drivers. Such persons’ activities within the organization are regulated on the basis of employment contracts drawn up and filed in accordance with local regulations. social report 2014


Where we are and what we do 74 projects in 2014

13 ITALy/europe





cambodia 1


2 D.R. CONGO 3 zambia


mozambiQUE 1









Burkina faso



























3 11





Note: 2 food interventions are located in four countries, respectively El Salvador and Honduras, Bolivia and Ecuador. 1 water intervention is found in two countries: Honduras and Nicaragua. 1 education intervention is located in two countries: El Salvador and Honduras. 1 intervention in Chad relates to two different subject areas (Environment and Food).






Use of economic resources 2014 an overview

Use of resources by thematic area in 2014 Water

1,963,353.27 ¤


1,424,501.08 ¤


2,060,827.73 ¤


124,315.00 ¤


1,862,381.10 ¤


2,470,128.60 ¤



7,119,044.91 ¤

Latin America

1,349,208.03 ¤

Europe Total


Food Health

Environment/ Energy


9,905,506.78 ¤

Use of resources by geographic area in 2014



139,736.93 ¤

Europe Asia Latin America


1,297,516.91 ¤ 9,905,506.78 ¤

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Major public and private donors by thematic area - year 2014

TOTAL SOURCES OF FUNDS 2014 European Union

4,400,073.11 ¤

Businesses and individuals

Italian government institutions

1,601,767.85 ¤


Foreign and supranational government agencies

1,495,729.14 ¤


1,414,989.82 ¤

Businesses and individuals

667,857.93 ¤


325,088.93 ¤


9,905,506.78 ¤

European Union

Foreign and supranational government agencies Note: percentages rounded to two digits

Contributions on a voluntary basis €




Members of the Foundation bodies envisaged in the by-laws

civil services, internships and apprenticeships (Italy and abroad), activists and volunteers

Asset Donations

87,400 consultants, professionals and artists

813,972 free editorial / advertising spaces

990,672 total




Italian government institutions

Water Environment/Energy

Chad - European Union Ecuador - European Union Honduras - European Union Nicaragua - European Union - UNICEF Tanzania - European Union Bolivia - FAO - European Union Chad - European Union Ecuador - European Union Europe - European Union Senegal - FAO Bolivia - European Union Cambodia - European Union Ecuador - European Union Europe - European Union Nicaragua - European Union

Burkina faso - ACRI (Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio Italiane) India - Fondazione Cariplo Europe - Fondazione Cariplo Senegal - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tanzania - Fondazione Cariplo

Chad - UNICEF - European Union - UNHCR Europe - European Union Tanzania - UNICEF - European Union Zambia - European Union

Chad - CEI (Conferenza Episcopale Italiana) - Fondazione VITA - UBI Banca India - INTERVITA Italy - Fondazione Cariplo - FEI - Ministero dell’Interno Tanzania - INTERVITA

Chad - Associazione Fraternità Missionaria ONLUS Italy - Comune di Milano - Regione Sardegna Zambia - Associazione Madzi ONLUS

Chad - Fondazione Monzino

Chad - Associazione Amici di Goundi - Proloco di Barzana


D.R. Congo - European Union Honduras - European Union Nicaragua - European Union Senegal - European Union Tanzania - European Union








Mozambique - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Senegal - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Banca Monte Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

D.R. Congo - Fondazione Grandi Senegal - Agence de l’eau (Normandie, France) - Communauté Urbaine de Cherbourg-Octeville (Francia)

Bolivia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tanzania - EEP - Rural Energy Agency

Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Fondazione CARIPLO

Bolivia - Comune di Milano Honduras - Comune di Milano Europe - Comune di Milano Salvador - Comune di Milano Senegal - Comune di Milano

Chad - Fondation Assistence International Senegal - OSIWA

Chad - CRF (Tchad Relief Foundation) Nicaragua - Fondazione AVINA

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Social report WATER and sanitation Access and participatory management of water resources and of sanitation

ENERGY - ENVIRONMENT Sustainable management of natural resources

FOOD Food security, food sovereignty and biodiversity

ECONOMY Social Enterprise and Economic Development

EDUCATION Access, quality, active citizenship, inter-culture

As stated in the by-laws, ACRA activities focus on injustice and inequality situations and the related causes. The reference is to the United Nations Charter that establishes the universal and inalienable human rights of all people and the set of conventions, declarations and agreements drawn up by the United Nations after World War II. ACRA recognizes that inequality and injustice can be fought by promoting, inter alia, the rights to education, food, water and sanitation, a healthy environment and economic development. Therefore ACRA' efforts are directed to making sure that all the

concerned parties may fully benefit from these rights: the rights' holders (farmers, women, children, young people, indigenous people, the poor, the most vulnerable groups and all communities), the duties' owners (central authorities and those to whom they delegate the task of promoting and enforcing human rights) together with all social actors who, in turn, can contribute their expertise to ensure the respect of human rights in the various environments in which the Foundation operates.



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Water Access and participatory management of water resources and of sanitation

why water Much remains to be done: more

than 700 million people still lack access to quality water services and

more than a third of the world population does not use adequate sanitation. This gap is not only due to a lack of investment in new infrastructure: in developing countries it is estimated that corruption increases the cost of connecting a new tap to the water supply system by about 30% and that, in general, between 30% and 40% of existing water systems are not working or are working below capabilities. 26


For ACRA, dealing with water and sanitation means seeking

sustainable solutions to address this challenge, by engaging in the promotion of the human right to water and sanitation, which has been asserted in 2010 by the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

Guaranteeing access to water means guaranteeing also the other fundamental rights: healthcare, education, economic development, dignity and social inclusion.

Project Focus

Equity, social inclusion and sustainability are the focus on which we are mainly investing in to guarantee a correct approach to management of and access to water and sanitation.

We deal with water supply services through the construction of aqueducts and other infrastructures that can guarantee drinking water to the populations; sanitation through the construction of household and school toilets, hygiene in its broadest sense (good practices for

the prevention of hygiene related pathologies), and education in responsible use of water. We strive to ensure the sustainability of access to water and sanitation. This means not only building or revamping the infrastructure (aqueducts, wells, latrines), but also, and above all, making sure that such infrastructure is properly operated and correctly used, also after construction and after we move out of the area.

how we work

We are looking for innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of development aid, and new tools so that our donors can check what we are doing. We provide the tools so that management committees, private operators or municipalities use

fair, transparent and accountable procedures; can handle all operation and maintenance activities;

We create market conditions for local entrepreneurs so that they can provide quality services, which are useful to users and can be replicated on a wider scale. In Italy and Europe we spread the culture of water as a common good and a human right, through seminars that are organized in collaboration with local authorities and institutions, and through workshops and educational programmes in schools and universities.

become financially independent; meet the needs of all users, especially the most vulnerable groups. social report 2014


Water ongoing projects in 2014

nicaragua and honduras Cooperation in local public policies between Europe and Central America for better governance and integrated management of water resources duration

total value

36 months

490,959 造*

senegal Drinking water and sanitation for the rural communities of Coubalan, Niamone, Tenghory and Ouonk duration

total value

48 months

5,166,197 造

The initiative includes a number of co-financed projects by public and private donors

a Council of micro basins was created with representatives of the national government, local government and civil society, in honduras


60,000 inhabitants of the Arrondissement of Tenghory in Senegal were provided with access to safe drinking water

Note: The total value of the projects includes monetary contributions, contributions from volunteers and donations in kind. * Share managed by ACRA as project partner 28


Access to sanitation and to good hygiene practices in the Municipality of Bignona and the Transgambienne neighborhood, Senegal duration

total value

48 months

1,388,628 造

in congo, 80 water fountains were built, together with 62 km of pipes for distributing water and 2 tanks with a total capacity of 340,000 liters

Democratic Republic Congo Access to drinking water in the territories of Kahemba and Popokabaka, Democratic Republic of Congo duration

total value

36 months

1,235,453 造*

tanzania Integrated environmental sanitation concepts for poor, underserved and peri-urban areas of Iringa Municipality duration

total value

60 months

1,834,509 造

mozambique A sustainable chain of sanitation Market solutions as a response to access problems to basic sanitation in Maputo province, Mozambique duration

total value

36 months

2,143,277 造

lavatories were built for 3000 students in the school district of Zimpeto in Maputo in Mozambique

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Energy Environment Sustainable management of natural resources

why energy and environment For ACRA, working for the sustainable management of natural resources means working to fulfil the right to

a clean and healthy environment and an ecosystem that can support the livelihood of people, rights sanctioned by the Stockholm Declaration (1972) and by the Rio Conference (1992). Failure to guarantee these rights denies the most fundamental rights such as the right to healthcare and food. 30


Project Focus ACRA defines structured programmes with the local communities with a view to promote

sustainable economic development and to ensure the protection of knowledge and natural resources for future generations. Therefore the programs that focus on the environment and natural resources tend to include various components with the objective of obtaining the most complete development possible where the protection of resources, income generating activities, agricultural

production, provision of basic services, education and training coexist together. In the field of energy, in line with the initiative SE4All, ACRA promotes the production and use of renewable energy to increase access to electricity, particularly in rural areas.

how we work

The communities are our main stakeholder: they become key actors in the decentralization processes that delegates the provision of basic services (energy,

water, waste management) and the responsibility of the local resources (forests, water basins, wild species) to the periphery; the sustainability of the interventions depends on them. We support local

entrepreneurs and social enterprises who promote income generating activities, using appropriate natural resources. We work to make sure everything is done with integrity, participation and transparency.

In particular, we successfully tested that the supply of electricity can be an incentive or counterweight that can foster the protection of natural resources. Access to energy has, so far, not been generally seen as a primary need, so much so that it was not included among the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Instead, our experience shows that energy can be the key to increasing access to clean water, improving the quality of education and health services and a way to augment local economic development thanks to the economic activities that access to electricity in rural areas can make possible.

In 2014 the energy program, built on the premises of interventions in Senegal and Tanzania, underwent further expansion following the approval of a major

electrification project in rural Tanzania which, thanks to its size and its ambitious goals, will allow us to test other ways to ensure inclusive and sustainable access to energy. This is the largest single intervention in terms of size approved by the European Union in the history of this organization.

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Energy - Environment ongoing projects in 2014

honduras Constitution and legalization of 10 Committees for Local Electrification (CEL) with the objective of building and managing community microhydropower plants serving 990 families located in rural areas in bolivia

Promotion of forest governance for the Association of Municipalities of Centro de La Paz (Mancomunidad de Municipios del Centro de La Paz - MAMCEPAZ) duration

total value

24 months

461,879 造

nicaragua Integrated and sustainable management of urban solid waste in six municipalities in the northern area of Chinandega duration

total value

42 months

758,083 造

ecuador Technical assistance to strengthen the Permanent Integrated Solid Waste Management Platform (Mesa GIRS) and analyse the GIRS projects duration

total value

36 months

135,826 造

bolivia Small hydro-electric plants as adaptation to climate change

Note: The total value of the projects includes monetary contributions, contributions from volunteers and donations in kind. * Share managed by ACRA as project partner 32



total value

36 months

1,715,370 造

1,000 people were made aware of the Law of Environmental Protection and of the importance of protecting the Park of Zakouma, in chad

chad Progetto per rafforzare la capacità della popolazione dei cantoni della zona periferica del Parco Nazionale di Zakouma, lato Aboudeia, nei settori della sicurezza alimentare e gestione delle risorse naturali duration

total value

30 months

508,013 ¤


users were connected to the electricity line, in Tanzania

tanzania Hydroelectric Energy for 20 isolated rural villages in the Ludewa District, Tanzania duration

total value

48 months

7,568,677 ¤

tanzania tanzania Cultural heritage conservation, tourism and sustainable development in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania duration

total value

36 months

273,225 ¤*

Access to electric energy by the population of the district of Ludewa in Tanzania duration

total value

36 months

1,834,106 ¤

The initiative includes a number of co-financed projects by public and private donors

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Food security, food sovereignty and biodiversity

why food Having access to “nourishing, safe and sufficient food to satisfy the basic nutritional needs� is a human right. Every Nation therefore is obliged to make it accessible, available and guaranteed to its citizens. However, hunger and malnutrition are still today amongst the most serious emergencies that afflict the Planet. Ensuring the right to food for the future generations means ensuring equitable access to the resources needed to produce food (water, land, seeds), a condition that is made increasingly uncertain by climate 34


change, the degradation of natural systems, the sudden change in the food model and weak sectoral policies.

Project Focus ACRA initiatives are intended to help ensuring food production, access and stability for the most vulnerable populations (farmers and pastoral households) in rural areas, by supporting resilience mechanisms and promoting social protection networks.

Our endeavours are articulated in actions that include initiatives for the safeguard and valorisation of environmental and productive resources and agro-biodiversity, support of agro-ecological production, capacity building in production management, construction of storage facilities and development of virtuous commercial supply chains, in the perspective of an improved quality of the products, strengthening of markets and development of rural entrepreneurship. This is also combined with a specific attention to technological

The challenge we are faced with is to have enough to eat but at innovation, in respect of the value of local knowledge rooted in the traditions of every culture.

how we work

We work towards making food access a right and not a privilege, in the perspective of food sovereignty intended as the capacity to direct ones actions to guarantee food access, in a sustainable and long term vision, for the present

and future generations.

the same time preserve the Earth’s reserves and combine the increase in agricultural production with the sustainability of the solutions proposed. We base our actions in the different projects on the resources of the community, on informal knowledge, on biodiversity and with support to the organizations of producers and consumers, to strengthen their capacity in influencing decisional mechanisms at various territorial government levels.

We work to connect food

security to social protection, especially of the most fragile and vulnerable in rural areas and we strive to guarantee, in sustainable and long lasting terms, the universal right to food in the perspective of food

sovereignty. social report 2014


Food ongoing projects in 2014

interventi attivi nel 2013

over 1,400 food-activists participated to courses and exchange meetings on how to implement sustainable local food policies in many cities in Europe

honduras - el salvador

bolivia - ecuador

EXPO 2015 per la sicurezza alimentare e nutrizionale delle comunità locali: implementazione di un piano di azione condiviso tra Lombardia e Centro America

Andean pastors: economic space and high-Andean food security weavers


total value

24 months

328,230 ¤*


total value

48 months

499,465 ¤*



Quinoa, the gold of the Andes. An integrated supply chain for food security in Bolivia duration

total value

27 months

335,300 ¤*

Andean farmers received training in agro-ecological techniques aimed at improving the quality of the quinoa production chain in Bolivia

Note: The total value of the projects includes monetary contributions, contributions from volunteers and donations in kind. * Share managed by ACRA as project partner 36


bolivia Integrated quinoa/camelids agri-food system. Promotion of sustainable community and smallholder agriculture on the Bolivian Highplain duration

total value

18 months

75,615 ¤

Italy, France, Lithuania, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Senegal Hungry for Rights. Global Learning from Local Solutions in Alternative Food Systems duration

total value

36 months

1,217,558 ¤

Italy “Affama lo spreco” (starve waste). Reduction, reuse and recycling of waste associated with food consumption in the municipality of Agrate Brianza duration

total value

15 months

111,118 ¤

80,000 farmers in chad joined the 312 Cereal Banks affiliated with the Federation (FBCG)

chad Cereal banks, an effective model for the development and food security of rural population in Guéra, Ciad duration

total value

36 months

1,550,747 ¤

senegal Milan-Dakar Micro-jardins: Healthy and productive cities duration

total value

24 months

486,578 ¤


chad Sustainable reduction of food insecurity in the population of Guéra within a local development process duration

total value

24 months

507,302 ¤

Accompanying civil society organizations in the Mayo Kebbi East - Mayo Kebbi West regions in the implementation of the Programme for the Development of Natural Resources Management (PADL-GRN) duration

total value

24 months

338,415 ¤

40,000 people in senegal have been involved in programs of urban agriculture, also through the technique of microjardins

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Economy Social Enterprise and Economic Development

why economy Poverty is directly correlated to economic exclusion: promoting social inclusion in this field therefore means to contribute to the

economic emancipation of vulnerable families, with the aim of breaking the vicious circle of poverty. It is in this perspective that ACRA is positioned with regard to actions in the economic field: to find sustainable and

innovative solutions to guarantee the poor - who live in the rural areas of developing countries - an improved access to the opportunities of the



market, to food, to sanitation and education, greater dignity and a better quality of life.

Project Focus ACRA initiatives for economic development take the form of microfinance, social enterprise and promotion of an ecosystem conducive to entrepreneurial initiatives. More specifically, the Foundation promotes the social enterprise model which is regarded as a virtuous expression of economic activities, by combining

expectations about social impact, economic and environmental sustainability and proposing solutions to the forms of poverty. ACRA supports the social enterprise movement and in october she adopted in Seoul in South Korea, the eighth edition of the World Forum of the Social Enterprise (SEWF) to be held in Milan 1 to 3 July 2015 and whose organization, the Foundation had the mandate in 2013 thanks to the intense work carried out in this space especially in recent years. By becoming part of the organizing and strategic committee of the more inclusive and relevant Forum on social enterprise in the world,

the Foundation institutionalizes its “commitment” which, already in 2012, led to its participation, along with other institutional actors, in the planning and co-formation of Opes, the first investment vehicle in Italy dedicated to social enterprises in developing countries and emerging economies.

in support and in parallel of all programmes, developing initiatives focused on the development and promotion of economic activity according to a logic that sees man at the centre of a positive economy.

On the basis of this belief, we promote the development of organizations and economic enterprises that valorise the environmental resources, that are socially “just” and locally rooted.

With the intention to provide

inclusive approaches,

how we work

Considerations about the economic sustainability of the projects, across all sectors, led to the establishment of a dedicated unit that operates

we operate in the field of social enterprises and market based solutions, local expressions of entrepreneurial knowledge that pursue solutions to problems of non inclusion of the pyramid base, pursuing objectives of economic, social and environmental sustainability. social report 2014


Economy ongoing projects in 2014

nicaragua At the end of 2014 there were 121 students attending the residential professional college in Njombe, Tanzania. The school is a social enterprise that offers products and services to 4,400 people

Developing the tourism potential of the San Jacinto Springs duration

total value

18 months

250,031 造

ecuador Strengthening the provincial strategy for the development of milk and guinea pig productive chains and the conservation of the paramo ecosystem in the Ambato Canton duration

total value

36 months

610,002 造

bolivia Promoting the production of traditional textile

Note: The total value of the projects includes monetary contributions, contributions from volunteers and donations in kind. * Share managed by ACRA as project partner 40



total value

13 months

109,508 造

Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium Behind the threshold. Improving migrants integration through economic and financial skills and knowledge duration

total value

21 months

826,725 ¤

italy Social Enterprise World Forum 2015 duration total value

14 months

200,000 ¤

cambodia Reducing plastic bag waste in major cities of Cambodia duration total value

burkina faso

36 months 1,341,033 ¤

Partnership for sustainable rural development in Burkina Faso duration

total value

36 months

234,743 ¤*

tanzania senegal Implementation of ecosystem services and green economy for the economic and social development in the region of Matam, Senegal duration

total value

40 months

2,560,993 ¤

training of local entrepreneurs in management, marketing and processing of business models regarding hygiene and sanitation products and services., in senegal

Value creation from solid waste in Zanzibar: social entrepreneurship in the plastic supply chain duration

total value

26 months

248,330 ¤

in senegal constitution of a group of small scale entrepreneurs that will help guarantee continuity and sustainability to the spreading of solar energy for the productive and social activities sponsored by the project

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Education Access, frequency, quality, global citizenship education

why education Despite the progress made and the fact that both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child formally recognize the right to education as a universal human right, there are still about 57 million children worldwide, of which 53% girls, that are denied access to primary education. Approximately half of them live in Central and Western Africa and about 28 million in areas affected by recent or current conflicts. The right to an education is also denied to approximately 63 million adolescents (age 12-15). (Source: UNESCO/UNICEF January 2015). 42


Project Focus ACRA operates in the field of education conscious that education is a fundamental component in combating the multifactorial causes that generate poverty and all forms of discrimination. Education reduces poverty, augments economic growth and fosters democracy, civil participation and gender equity. It’s a fundamental factor in improving society.

ACRA initiatives are centred on

strengthening the school systems to ensure access, frequency and quality of education through an integrated approach that combines the construction and restoration of facilities and infrastructure, the purchase of educational materials, the training of teachers, parents and local authorities, the introduction of innovative topics in school curricula such as civil, environmental, health and hygiene education. ACRA is also involved in adult literacy programmes and

the strengthening of the educational component in projects focusing on other issues (natural resources, food sovereignty, citizenship), by providing technical, professional and civil awareness training. In Europe and in Italy, ACRA promotes a culture of peace and dialogue as well as education paths focused on inter-culture and global awareness, intended as a continuous process that involves citizens in the knowledge and understanding of the interdependence of local and global events.

how we work

We promote research and the analysis of models of excellence that are able to introduce elements of strong innovation in the field of education with the aim of positively influencing the public education system of the various countries, to improve the quality of education in rural areas and to offer the opportunity to poor students of achieving good professional qualifications that facilitate access to employment. We carry out awareness campaigns with a special focus on gender so that the people involved recognize that they are human

subjects with given rights and that they can participate actively in the management and sustainability of education services. We promote many projects with communities and migrant associations in Italy. These projects involve the promotion of the right to citizenship; financial literacy courses; support to small businesses; and support to migrants who wish to become tour guides within the Migrantour project.

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Education ongoing projects in 2014

Austria, France, Italy, Romania, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Benin Parlez-vous global? Development education between migration and global citizenship

interventi attivi nel 2013

21 intercultural itineraries were conducted by migrants in 9 European cities within the Migrantour project


total value

36 months

109,022 造*

ITALIA, FRANCIA, SPAGNA,PORTOGALLO MygranTour: an European network of migrant driven intercultural routes to understand cultural diversity duration

total value

20 months

515,835 造

nicaragua - honduras Youth and migration: an agenda for local development duration

total value

12 months

48,815 造

33,964 students, 70 schools and 572 teachers were involved in education programs; 13 literacy centers were created in chad Note: The total value of the projects includes monetary contributions, contributions from volunteers and donations in kind. * Share managed by ACRA as project partner 44


Italy, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia

4,360 children in 13 primary schools, together with their teachers, underwent training on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and on environmental education and nutrition, in tanzania

DEAR STUDENT: Strengthened and sustainable development in educative centers and network of local stakeholders through DEAR duration

total value

30 months

90,803 ¤*

india Improvement in the living conditions of children in 21 villages in the municipality of Nabha, in the Punjab State

chad Supporting the right to education in Chad: access, frequency, quality duration

total value

48 months

3,399,129 ¤


total value

II phase: 15 months

186,775 ¤

The initiative includes a number of co-financed projects by public and private donors

tanzania Integrated Rural Development Programme in Mlangali, Mawengi and Milo Wards of Ludewa District, Tanzania


duration total value

36 months

1,254,500 ¤

Zanzibar built heritage job creation duration

total value

36 months

1,193,806 ¤


zambia Making reality of the Right to Education through the support of Community Schools in Chipangali constituency- Chipata District in Zambia duration

total value

36 months

787,867 ¤

WASH in Schools in Zanzibar Scaling up School WASH Services through Zanzibar SWASH guidelines by improving facilities & influencing positive behaviours for better education duration

9 months

total value

356,563 ¤

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Financial Statement as at December 31, 2014

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The Financial Statement in synthesis 2014

Available Cash



Cash/Total assets

Fixed assets/Net Equity





This is an excellent level of cash availability, superior to the yearly average. This is due to payments received at the end of the year, which let our activities sustainable, considering regular collection of funds by donors.


The increase of the index is due to the capitalization of multi-annual costs, incurred to develop new areas of operation and countries of intervention, the total net equity being unchanged. The latter is able to fully cover the long – term costs of activities.


Current assets/ current liabilities



The ratio indicates an expected situation for 2015 where accounts receivables from donors and cash availability will exceed short term liabilities (cost of projects).

Increase of Assets due to Self – financing

Net profit/Net Equity



The fiscal year closed with a small net profit like all the previous years with the exception of 2013.


The low ratio indicates a situation of under capitalization, typical of this sector. This is also due to the choice and the commitment made of using all received funds for the execution of our projects. The contraction during the year is the result of a strong increase in the number of new projects, the net equity being unchanged.


The index shows that the Foundation has spent on projects less than what it has received during the year, a situation that is mirrored also in the increase of cash availability.


The ratio shows a strong increase in the value of new started projects compared to the ones closed during the year. This is due to the fact that many projects were approved during the year in particular by public entities.


The contraction of labor costs compared to the costs of the structure is due to the capitalization of a part of the resources that were dedicated during the year to the development of new areas of operation and countries of intervention. If one did not take this in consideration the yearly ratio would be the same as the one of the previous year.


The ratio of efficiency of the structure, achieved and consolidated in the last few years, is excellent and considerably inferior to the sector’s average. The improvement during the year is due to the capitalization of the costs before mentioned.

Situation of Total Assets

Net Equity/Funds for Projects


Costs of Projects/ Financial Resources received + Fund Raising


Value of new started projects/Value of concluded projects

Effect of Personnel Costs on Structure Costs

Personnell costs/ Structure costs

Structure Efficiency

Communication Costs, Fund raising and General Expenses/Total Costs







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Financial Statements Balance Sheet as at 31 December 2014


liabilities 2014

B) Assets I - Fixed intangible assets: 1) Software 2) Deferred assets Total fixed intangible assets II - Fixed assets: 1) Land and buildings 4) Equipment 5) Other fixed tangible assets


3,503 84,573 88,077


10,274 54,929 44,193 109,396 -67,472 41,925

10,274 50,009 38,857 99,141 -49,695 49,446

14,048 14,520 28,568 158,569

14,048 12,963 27,010 78,915







788,407 432,074 994,406 783,041

1,167,130 136,564 1,806,276 1,018,707

Total receivables for projects 2) ACRA’s committed contribution 3) From local partners 4) Receivables from clients 5) Other receivables Total Accounts receivables III - Current assets 1) Cash in hand 2) Current bank account 3) Cash at bank and in hand in overseas offices Total current assets Total current assets (C) D) Deferred income

19,085,718 8,025,904 1,282,697 6,650 557,602 28,958,572

16,432,077 4,495,532 1,447,117 6,650 290,351 22,671,727

4,835 1,227,139 2,332,092 3,564,066 32,522,638 5,942

3,474 909,110 1,195,046 2,107,630 24,779,357 342




Commitment to projects with contracts that have already been signed ACRA's in kind contributions Local partners' in kind contributions Total commitment for projects with contracts that have already been signed Total commitment for bank guarantees

439,586 1,007,162 1,446,748

435,632 1,125,022 1,560,654



Depreciation funds Total fixed tangible assets III - Financial assets: Equities in other companies cautionary deposits Total financial assets Total fixed assets (B) C) Current assets II - Accounts receivables 1) Receivables for projects a) From Italian ministry of foreign affairs for projects in developing countries b) From Italian ministry of foreign affairs for projects in Italy c) From the European Union for projects in developing countries d) From the European Union for projects in Italy e) From projects financed by local bodies f) From Projects financed by Private Foundations g) From projects financed by other private Funds





A) Shareholders’ equity I - Shareholders’ equity 1) Profit/loss for the period 2) Available reserves II - Capital 1) Capital 2) Overseas fixed assets reserve III - Tied-up assets 1) "Gatti Bequest" 2) Tied-up Fundation capital Total shareholders’ equity (A) B) Provision for risks and charges 1) Fund for unforeseesn 2) Fund for evaluation of project impact 3) Fund for study of projects feasibility Total provision for risks and charges (B) C) TFR (Italian end-of-working-relationship fund) D) Debts 1) Program advances (tied-up capital for projects to be completed) a) For overseas projects financed by the Italian ministry of foreign affair b) For projects in Italy financed by the italian ministry of foreign affair c) For overseas projects financed by the European Union d) For projects in Italy financed by the European Union e) From projects financed by local bodies f) From Projects financed by Private Foundations g) From projects financed by other private Funds h) For overseas financed projects



1.147 101.264

37.028 101.264

102.943 14.072

65.915 14.072

30.174 100.000 349.600

30.174 100.000 348.454

43.235 43.235 54.164

43.235 9.000 10.000 62.235 84.332









1.429.646 940.978

142.724 2.275.748





Total program advances 2) Due to banks 3) due to other financial groups 4) due to suppliers 5) fiscal and social debts 6) due to workers 7) others debts Total debts

31.749.519 298.476 74.130 29.772 6.099 82.153 32.240.149

23.533.092 201.584 50.000 224.460 109.811 4.513 240.132 24.363.593




Commitment to projects with contracts that have already been signed ACRA's in kind contributions Local partners' in kind contributions Total commitment for projects with contracts that have already been signed Total commitment for bank guarantees

439.586 1.007.162 1.446.748

435.632 1.125.022 1.560.654



Financial Statements statement of profit and loss at 31 December 2014


income Income for projects from institutional donors From Italian ministry of foreign affairs (projects in developing countries) From the European Union (projects in developing countries) From the European Union (projects in Italy) From projects financed by local bodies From projects financed by Private Foundations From projects financed by other private Funds From overseas local bodies Total income for projects Income for projects from Private donors For projects financed by the Italian ministry of foreign affair in developing countries For projects financed by the European Union projects in developing countries For projects financed by the European Union projects in Italy From projects financed by local bodies From projects financed by Private Foundations From projects financed by private Funds

From projects financed foreign Total income for projects from private donors Total income for projects and from campaigns Income from overseas offices Income from commercial activities Others income Association Membership fee Other contributions Contributions from projects Extraordinary income Interests, capital gains and contingencies Total other income TOTAL INCOME







905.886 289.240 1.159.577 1.679.787 231.839 8.884.515

612.497 122.110 1.221.939 1.163.958 479.876 7.321.928







52.085 29.852 169.407 32.891 1.020.992 9.905.507 16.711 5.867

134.483 456.642 76.319 2.263.594 9.585.523 97.745 46.416

2.600 25.658 620.790 7.153 200.000 856.201

1.500 24.215 646.259 5.407 183.681 861.063



Expenses for projects For projects financed by the Italian ministry of foreig affair in developing countries For projects financed by the European Union projects in developing countries For projects financed by the European Union in Italy From projects financed by local bodies From Projects financed by Private Foundations From projects financed by other private Funds From overseas local bodies Total expenses for projects Expenses of the overseas offices Expenses from commercial activities Other expenses Personnel expenses Communications expenses General expenses IT costs Depreciation, amortization and accruals Financial costs Extraordinary liabilities Depreciation of inventory value Total other expenses TOTAL EXPENSES Profit/loss for the period









341.325 1.189.429

256.594 1.678.580

1.849.194 264.730 9.905.507 43.246 21.445

1.240.277 479.876 9.585.523 67.244 49.965

433.140 26.669 226.965 19.996 18.249 23.804 64.118 812.941

543.557 25.402 131.772 31.894 18.801 84.794 12.675 2.090 850.986





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Our offices in the world

ACRA honduras Entrada Principal de Marcala Ciudad Nueva, Honduras ph. +504 96945042

ACRA el salvador C/o ACRA Nicaragua Office

ACRA nicaragua Calle Carmen Casa No.523, Reparto S. Juan, de la UNIVAL 1/2 Cuadra al Sur Calle el Carmen 523, Managua, Nicaragua ph. +505 2277 4676 fax +505 2277 4888

ACRA ecuador Calle Inglaterra N31-30 y Vancouver Ed. CESA, fourth floor Quito, Ecuador ph. +593 2 2902231 ACRA BOLIVIA Calle SanjinĂŠz 2722 Sopocachi - La Paz ph. +591 2 2911171 Fax +591 2 2911174



ACRA Italy Via Lazzaretto 3, 20124 Milano ph. +39 02 27000291 / 27000826 Fax +39 02 2552270

ACRA india C/o The Nabha Foundation Khemka House, 1st Floor 11 Community Centre Saket, New Delhi 110 017

ACRA Cambodia Gray Building 274 Phnom Penh Center Room n. 691 South Building Sangkat Tonle Bassac Khan Chamkarmon Phnom Penh

ACRA mozambique Maputo office Avenida Samuel Magaia 1566 mob. +258 823 041 510

ACRA Burkina faso Wemtenga, secteur 29 06 BP 9288 Ouagadougou 06 BP 9288

ACRA senegal Dakar office: Sicap Sacré Cœur II Villa n. 8613 E BP 21000 Ponty - Dakar ph. +221 33 827 6413 fax +221 33 867 1910 Ziguinchor office: Villa N°410, Quartier Goumel ph. +221 33 991 35 26 Matam office: Quartier Moderne, Ourossogui ph. +221 33 966 14 82 Bignona office: Quartier Tenghory Transgambienne lot 49, en face CBAO, Bignona ph. +221 33 994 05 62

ACRA zambia Plot M/725, Great East Rd. Chipata, Zambia ph. +260 216 223 147 mob. +260 977 419 358

ACRA chad Quartier Ardep-Djoumal, BP 1099 N’Djamena, Tchad ph. +235 992 796 88

ACRA tanzania Dar Es Salaam office: Plot no. 1260/C - Mikocheni “B” P.O. BOX 12435, Dar es Salaam Njombe office: c/o Nazareth Center P.O. BOX 807 - Njombe, Iringa Region Iringa office: Motto Family House, 1st Floor, Uhuru Avenue, Plot 6, Gangilonga P.O. Box 1348, 51108 Iringa, Tanzania ph. +255 767 750040 /+ 255 784 750040 Lugarawa office: c/o Ngongano P.O. BOX 807 (Njombe) Lugarawa, Njombe Region ph. +255 766 736 225 Zanzibar office: PO Box 3067, Shangani - Stone Town ph. +225 773 152107 social report 2014


We thank all the operators, staff, volunteers, supporters and partners who again in 2014 chose to work with us, contributing to our programmes and activities and who helped us continue our journey, which we started 45 years ago, to promote the development of some of the poorest countries in the South of the World. Special thanks to: Organizations and Institutions Agence de l’eau (Normandie, France); BANCA MONDIALE; Communauté Urbaine de Cherbourg-Octeville (Francia); Comune di Agrate Brianza (MB); Comune di Cabras (OR); Comune di Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI); Comune di Cinisello Balsamo (MI); Comune di Cologno Monzese (MI); Comune di Locate Triulzi (MI); Comune di Milano; Comune di Oristano; Comune di Ronco Briantino (MB); Comune di San Donato Milanese (MI); Comune di Sesto San Giovanni (MI); Comune di Usellus (OR); Comune di Villa Verde (OR); Consolato Canadese, EEP - Energy and Environment Partnership (Tanzania), FAO; IFAD; IUCN; Ministero Affari Esteri; Ministero degli Interni; OMT; ONU; PAM; Provincia di Milano; Provincia di Monza e Brianza; Regione Lombardia; Regione Marche; Regione Sardegna; REA - Rural Energy Agency (Tanzania); Tavola Valdese; UNESCO; UNICEF; UNHCR; Unione Europea; Ville de Cherbourg-Octeville (Francia). Businesses Aliquid srl; A.S.D Laguna Running; Banca IMI S.p.A.; Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA; Banca Popolare di Milano Società Cooperativa a r.l.; BravoSolution SpA; Canon SpA; Castello Sgr SpA; Chia Laguna Resort Spa; CAP Holding; CoopVoce; CRW & Partners; Dalmine SpA; Fastweb S.p.A.; FORMAPER - Formazione e Servizi per l’imprenditorialità; GAMA srl; Gazzetta dello Sport; H3G S.p.A.; Luigi Lavazza SpA; MailUp S.p.A.; Natixis Global Associates; Noverca; Omnisyst SpA; Photomovie Srl; Pixarprinting SpA; PosteMobile S.p.A.; Prysmian SpA; RCS Running; Retedeldono Srl; Still srl; Telecom Italia S.p.A.; Tiscali S.p.A.; TWT S.p.A.; UBI Banca; Vodafone S.p.A.; Wimdu G.m.b.h.; WIND Telecomunicazioni SpA; Zelig-Bananas Srl.



Foundations Fondazione AVINA; Fondation Assistance Internationale FAI (Svizzera); Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia; Fondazione CARIPARMA; Fondazione CARIPLO; Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo; Fondazione De Agostini; Fondazione Ivo de Carneri; Fondazione Renato Grandi; Fondazione Rita Levi Montalcini; Fondazione Maria Enrica; Fondazione Mediolanum Onlus; Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena; Fondazione Italo Monzino; Fondazione Opes; Fondacion Paraguaya; Fondazione Sodalitas; Fondazione Triulza; Fondazione Peppino Vismara; Fondazione Vita; Fondazione Zanetti; Mastercard Foundation; The Nabha Foundation. Organizations and Institutions Italy: AGIS lombarda; AIAB (Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica); Amelinc; Associazione Abbecedario (Torino); AITR (Associazione Italiana Turismo Responsabile); ARCI (Associazione Arci Servizio Civile Milano); A.S.D. Equipe Running; A.S.D. Milano City Marathon; Associazione Amici di Goundi di Milano; Associazione Culturale Salvatore Quasimodo di Palazzago (BG); Associazione Nessuno Escluso (Carnago-Varese); Associazione Amici del Parco Trotter (Milano); Associazione Nocetum (Milano); Associazione Pro Loco Barzana (BG); Associazione Senegalesi di Torino (Torino); Associazione Sermig – Servizio Missionario Giovani (Torino); Banco Informatico Tecnologico e Biomedico ONLUS; Casa della cultura salvadoregna (Milano); Casa per la Pace (Milano); Cem Mondialità (Brescia); CEVI; Centro di volontariato internazionale per la cooperazione allo sviluppo (Udine); CIC- Centro Internazionale Crocevia (Roma); CISV-Comunità impegno servizio volontariato (Torino); CICMA-Comitato Italiano per un Contratto Mondiale sull’Acqua (Milano); CISA (Comitato Italiano Sovranità Alimentare); COOPLOTTA - Cooperativa contro l’emarginazione; CO.LI. DO.LAT - Coordinamento Ligure Donne Latinoamericane; CoLomba (Associazione delle ONG Lombarde); Coordinamento Agende 21 locali Italiane (Gruppo di lavoro sulla cooperazione); Consorzio Arianne (Matelica-Macerata); Cooperativa Chico Mendez (Milano); Cooperativa NAZCA (Milano); CoopEcuador (Associazione migranti ecuadoriani in Italia); COOPI-Cooperazione Internazionale (Milano); COSPE - Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (Firenze); CRIC - Centro Regionale di Intervento per la Cooperazione (Milano); CSR Manager Network; CTM - Altromercato; CVCSCentro Volontari Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (Gorizia); DES Brianza; EXPO dei Popoli; FASI-Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana; FEM Italia Onlus-Women Empowerment And Microventures (Brescia); Fondo Provinciale Milanese per la Cooperazione Internazionale (Milano); Green Cross Italia; GRT (Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali); Gruppo Missionario Bonate Sotto (BG); Gruppo di Lavoro per la Convenzione sui Diritti dell’Infanzia e dell’Adolescenza (Gruppo CRC); Icaro2000; Impact Hub; Intervita Onlus; Istituto Italiano della Donazione; ITAL-Watinoma (Associazione migranti Burkina Faso); Legambiente Italia; Fondazione Legambiente Innovazione (Milano); LVIA (Torino); MAGIS Italia; Mani Tese (Milano); Mazdi Ali Moyo; Mediafriends Onlus; OXFAM Italia (Arezzo); Piattaforma nazionale ONG per l’Educazione allo Sviluppo; PIDIDA (Coordinamento per i diritti dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza); Rete internazionale Slow Food; Rete Semi Rurali (Firenze); Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli; Stretta di Mano (Associazione socio-culturale Italia-Senegal); TechSoup Italia; Viaggi solidali (Torino). Austria: Südwind - die Agentur für Süd-Nord Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit GesmbH. Belgio: CAAD Belgique asbl; EARTH - European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality. Cipro: Friends of the Earth. Francia: UNMFREO, Union nationale des Maison familiales Rurales d’éducation et d’orientation; Comité Kadjamor (Comitato di gemellaggio per la Cooperazione tra Cherbourg-Octeville e Comunità Rurale di Coubalan); BEDE - Biodiversity Exchange and Diffusion of Experiences; Réseau International Urgenci; Baština - Voyages Équitables; Marco Polo Echanger Autrement (MPEA). Lithuania: Baltic Environmental Forum - Lithuania. Regno Unito: Scottish Crofting Federation; Royal Agricultural University (Cirencester, Gloucestershire). Portogallo: OIKOS -Cooperação y desenvolvimento; Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr; Associação Renovar a Mouraria. Romania: Caritas Bucharest; Asociatia de Asistenta si Programe pentru Dezvoltare Durabila-Agenda 21(APDD - Agenda21); AMR (Asociatia Municipalor din Romania); APEL (Asociatia Serviciul APEL - Romania). Spagna:FAMSI (Fondo Andaluz de Municipios para la Solidaridad Internacional); EUSKAL Fondoa; SA-Fundation Sevilla Acoge; Associació Solidaritat Perifèries del Món (Perifèries). Svezia: Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg). Ungheria: Protect the Future (Vedegylet). social report 2014


International: CONGAD (Conseil des Organisations Non Gouvernamentales d’Appue au développement du Sénegal); International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC); PRESANCA (Programa Regional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional para Centroamérica); Réseau International Urgenci; Secretary of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resourches for Food And Agriculture (ITPGRFA); UICN Mesoamerica;WIN (Water Integrity Network); European Microfinance Platform; SEWF (Social Entreprise World Forum); SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance); WTO (World Toilet Organisation). Local Partners: public and private entities Bolivia: Municipio di Cairoma (Dipartimento di La Paz); CIOEC Bolivia, Coordinadora de Integración de Organizaciones Económicas Campesinas de Bolivia; ISALP - Investigación Social y Asesoramiento Legal Potosí; PRODENER, Centro Integral de Desarrollo de Energías Alternativas y Producción (Dipartimento di La Paz); ComArt Tukuypaj. Burkina Faso: Commune Urbaine Diapaga. Cambogia: Department of Environment -Phnom Penh Municipality; Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Camerun: Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Sciences Agro-industrielles de Ngaoundére. Ciad: Association ACDAR; ALSADER (Association Laïque pour la sauvegarde des activités du développement rural); AFDSEC (Association pour la Formation, le Développement Socioéconomique e Culture); ATCP, Association Tchadienne “Communauté pour le Progrés”; AURA (Association - Union - Réflexion - Action) ; FENAPET; PARCEC (Réseau des Coopératives d’Epargne et de Crédit); PRASAC - Pôle régional de Recherche Appliquée au Développement des Systèmes Agricoles d’Afrique Centrale; Commune de Mongo ;Université de N’Djamena. Ecuador: CECCA (Centro de Capacitatiòn Campesina del Azuay); Fundación CHANKUAP; TUCAYTA - Tukui Cañar Ayllukunapa Tantanakui; Gobierno Provincial de Cañar; Municipio di Taisha. El Salvador: Red Juvenil Torogoz (RJT). Honduras: Alcaldía Municipal de Marcala India: The Nabha Foundation Mozambico: ESTAMOS; Università Eduardo Mondlane, Facoltà di Ingegneria;Ministero Opere Pubbliche - Dipartimento Acqua e Risanamento. Nicaragua: Alcaldía Municipal de San Carlos;AMUNORCHI;Autoridad Nacional del Agua (ANA);ASODELCO. Senegal: ADAF YUNGAR, Association pour le Développement de l’Arrondissement de Fimela Yungar; Città di Dakar; Federation des ONG du Senegal - FONGS; Comunità Rurale di Coubalan; Comité Kadjamor- Comitato di gemellaggio per la Cooperazione tra Cherbourg-Octeville e Comunità Rurale di Coubalan; ASUFOR (Association Usagers Forages Ruraux) di Coubanao, Mandouard, Fintiock, Djilakoun, Coubalan; FAK (Fédération des ASUFOR des Kalounayes); Direction de l’Hydraulique de Ziguinchor; KDES, Association des Kalounayes pour le Développement Economique et Social; SAHEL 3000; Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole (ISRA); URMECS, Unione Rurale delle Casse di Risparmio e di Credito del Senegal. Tanzania: N.D.O., Njombe Development Office; Diocesi Cattolica di Njombe; S.H.I.P.O Southern Highland Participatory Organization; LUMAMA Electricity Association; Labayka Development Fund; Hands Across Borders/ Jambiani Tourism Institute; MUSDA (Muungano Sustanable Development Association); SHIPO (Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation); Dipartimento dell’Ambiente (Zanzibar); Asilia Cooperative; ZATI - Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors. Zambia: People Action Forum (PAF); The District Education Board Office - Chipata; Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS)



Italian Universities and Research Institutes Università degli Studi di Milano Facoltà di Agraria; Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca: Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Ambiente e del Territorio e di Scienze della Terra (Master in Gestione delle Risorse Idriche nella Cooperazione Internazionale); Università Cattolica di Milano; Università IULM di Milano; Politecnico di Milano; Università degli Studi di Pavia: Istituto universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, Scuole europee di studi avanzati (Master in Cooperazione e sviluppo); Università degli Studi di Brescia Facoltà di ingegneria - CeTAmb (Centro di documentazione e ricerca sulle tecnologie appropriate per la gestione dell’ambiente nei Paesi in via di sviluppo); Università degli Studi di Camerino Facoltà di Veterinaria; Università La Sapienza di Roma CIRPS (Centro interuniversitario di ricerca per lo sviluppo sostenibile); ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale); CESPI (Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale); IRER (Istituto Regionale di Ricerca della Lombardia); ENEA (Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile) Schools Milano: Scuola media Carlo Porta; IISS J.C. Maxwell; ITSOS Albe Steiner; ITIS G. Feltrinelli; Scuola secondaria di 1° Grado Casa del Sole; Scuola Media Carlo Porta; ITIS Lagrange; IIS Besta; ITIS G. Feltrinelli; Liceo scientifico Cremona; Liceo scientifico Marconi; ITC Schiapparelli Gramsci; Itas Natta; IIS C. Varalli. Lombardia: Istituto Comprensivo Via San Domenico Savio (Agrate Brianza); Istituto Comprensivo Montessori (Ronco Briantino); IIS De Nicola di Sesto San Giovanni; IIS Falck di Cologno Monzese; Scuola secondaria 1°grado Marconi (Cologno Monzese); scuola secondaria 1°grado Volta (Cologno Monzese); ICS Molino Vecchio (Gorgonzola); Istituto Comprensivo A.B. Sabin scuola secondaria di 1° Grado (Segrate); Liceo Primo Levi (S.Giuliano Milanese); ICS “Paolo Sarpi”(Settimo Milanese); Suola primaria Pascoli (Cologno Monzese); Scuola primaria Rodari (Vermezzo); Scuola primaria Manzoni (Macherio); Scuola primaria Aldo Moro e Martiri di via Fani (Mezzago); Scuola secondaria 1°grado Leopardi (Macherio); Scuola infanzia Andersen (Vimercate); Scuola primaria Don Milani (Vimercate); Scuola primaria Ada Negri Via Matteotti (Oreno di Vimercate); Scuola primaria Rodari (Gudo Visconti); Scuola secondaria 1°grado di via Mazzini (Gorgonzola); Scuola primaria Rodari (Bareggia Di Macherio); IIS Spinelli (Sesto san Giovanni); IT Torno (Castano Primo); CFP AFOL Sud Milano (San Donato Milanese); CFP AFOL Sud Milano (Melegnano); CFP Fondazione Clerici (San Giuliano M.se); Liceo scientifico/ scienze umane Vico (Corsico); Liceo scientifico/artistico/ITIS Majorana (Cesano Maderno); Nuovo Liceo Scientifico Ponti (Opera); ITIS Erasmo da Rotterdam (Bollate); Liceo Majorana (Rho); IC di Bereguardo (Vellezzo Bellini); Primaria Carducci (Torre d’isola); Istituto Comprensivo di Vidigulfo (Vidigulfo); Primo circolo primaria Carducci (Pavia); Secondo circolo primaria Maestri (Pavia); Primo circolo primaria Provenzal (Voghera); Istituto Comprensivo Ferrari (Varzi); Istituto Comprensivo Bereguardo (Marcignago); Scuola Angelini (Pavia); Regina Margherita Secondo Circolo primaria Giovanni Vidari (Vigevano); Liceo Scientifico Linguistico G. Bruno (Melzo). Piemonte, Liguria; e Sardegna: Scuola primaria Rigutini (Novara); Scuola secondaria 1°grado Durazzo (Quinto-Nervi); Scuola secondaria 1°grado di Riva Ligure e San Lorenzo al Mare (Riva Ligure); Scuola secondaria Bernardo Strozzi (Quarto-Genova); Scuola secondaria 1°grado Parini-Merello (Genova); Scuola secondaria 1°grado Molassana (Genova); ICS di Cabras; Scuola secondaria 1°grado Descalzo (Sestri levante); ICS di Oristano; ICS di Solanas; ICS di Villa S. Antonio; ICS San Vero Milis; ICS di Nurachi.

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