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We determine the locations of our long-term projects based on the United Nations measurements of poverty. Therefore, our focus is on Africa, Asia and the Pacific, according to need. We also respond to emergencies depending on the size and scale of a disaster and whether a local government can respond adequately.
We have strong checks and balances in place to ensure it does. World Vision New Zealand does not tolerate fraud or corruption in its operations and programmes and we are committed to the highest standards of legal, ethical and moral behaviour in all we do. 

To make sure that corruption and fraud is prevented or detected in a timely manner, World Vision has implemented a number of measures including: 
  • World Vision staff – here in New Zealand and overseas – monitor and visit projects and organise audits of project finance to make certain that all funds are properly used
A management system has been set up that avoids any individual having exclusive rights to spend large amounts of money: 
  • Thorough background checks on staff are conducted
  • Local employees are trained to detect and deter fraud 
  • A whistle-blower system has been established so staff can report any suspicious behaviour  
Each project and National Office is accountable through a range of internal and external audit and programme quality review procedures. Reports are sent to the supporters who give us money and to the governments and authorities in the places where we operate, and to our industry peers. Additionally, World Vision complies with the requirements of funders such as MFAT. Our financial statements are externally and independently audited (in the same way and to the same standards which apply to New Zealand companies) and our annual reports are prepared to internationally acknowledged standards of transparency for not-for-profits.

A full copy of our latest financial statement is available by contacting our Supporter Services Team (0800 800 776) and a summary is available online. You can also read our Annual Report.
Thank you for standing united with us and the children of South Sudan; your support will make a real difference. 

If you're part of a school/church/team:
  • If your sponsors have donated online by credit card or internet banking - nice work, we've already got your funds.
  • If you've collected any cash or cheque donations, give them to your 40 Hour Famine organiser, along with your Sponsorship book and they will bank the money for you.
  • If you're the 40 Hour Famine organiser, use your team’s 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book to bank your team cash donations at any ANZ branch by 6 July 2018 (end of term 2). Please ensure the bank includes your team’s unique reference number so we can track your fundraising.
  • If you've lost your team's 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book you can order another one by emailing your full name, team name and address to: faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz 
  • Alternatively, you can transfer the funds directly into the World Vision 40 Hour Famine account: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or school name so we can track your fundraising.
  • Group organisers – using the postage-paid sticker provided, please send your completed Sponsorship books and Organiser Record Sheet back as soon as possible to: Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
  • Thank you! 
     
If you're not part of a school/church/team:
  • If your sponsors have donated online by credit card or internet banking - nice work, we've already got your funds.
  • If you've collected any cash or cheque donations, deposit these at any ANZ branch by 6 July 2018 using the 40 Hour Famine Deposit slip included with your Sponsorship book. 
  • Alternatively you can transfer the funds directly into the World Vision 40 Hour Famine account: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or full name when banking your funds so we can track your fundraising.
  • Send your completed Sponsorship book back to World Vision New Zealand as soon as possible using the postage-paid sticker provided. Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
  • Thank you!
Thank you for taking on the role of group organiser. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your hard work and dedication! 

There are two easy options for banking your group's fundraising: 
  1. ‚ÄčTransfer all funds raised directly into the World Vision 40 Hour Famine account number: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or school/ church/ team name so we can track your fundraising. 
  2. Alternatively, use your 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book to bank your team’s cash and cheque donations at any ANZ branch by 6 July 2018 (end of term 2). Please ensure the bank includes your unique reference number so we can track your fundraising. If you've lost your 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book you can order another one by emailing your full name, team name and address to faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz
All banked cash donations will appear on your online fundraising page once processed, approximately 3-4 days after banking. 

Make sure everyone knows the fundraising can’t make a difference if their donations are not returned. Please return your completed Sponsorship books and Organiser Record Sheet to World Vision using the postage-paid sticker provided. Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.