More than just a drop in the ocean: AVC makes sustainable investments in people's lives.
More than just a drop in the ocean: AVC makes sustainable investments in people's lives.

AVC in numbers

A brief overview

In each of our areas of work, AVC invests in people. Each number represents a step toward our goal of making a lasting and holistic difference in people's lives.

Key figures 2020

countries in which we are active in close cooperation with local employees, churches and organizations.
local pastors and evangelists are supported by AVC. They complement humanitarian aid by taking the Good News of Jesus to the ends of the earth.
9 900
native people* are educated and trained by compatriots in 30 different countries.
* This means the whole range of people who work with us or our partners.
10 100
school children* receive an education which is far above average of local standards in their own schools.
* Of these, 5 800 children with AVC sponsorships.
145 000
patients* are treated in stationary and mobile clinics in various countries.
* Rough estimation based on treatment numbers.
28 800
Christmas packages are collected annually at AVC centers and distributed to the poorest people in countries in Eastern Europe.
1 000
tons of relief supplies such as clothes, shoes, tools, food, furnishings and leftover items are transported to 17 countries each year and distributed to those in need.
individuals* were deployed abroad in groups or individually in Bulgaria, Greece and Iraq for 9 and 28 days.
* Only a few outreaches were possible due to Covid restrictions.
10 300
hours of work were performed by 288 volunteers (individuals, couples, families and groups) from young to old in a wide variety of work areas in Switzerland.

For a comprehensive report on our global involvement, we recommend reading our 2020 Highlights (in German).
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For a detailed account of our annual financial statements 2020, please consult our Financial Report (in German).
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Thanks to lean administration, we can keep the internal share of each donation franc low. With a total of just under 11 % in 2019, we are well below the percentages that are common in similar organizations.
Once again this year, thousands of people have decided to entrust their donation to AVC Switzerland - a growing number even for the first time. This trust honors and obligates us. Your generosity enables us to make a difference around the world.
We received donations in kind with an estimated value of CHF 5,020,000 in 2019. We cannot book the equivalent value of these relief goods as donations. If this were possible, our fundraising and administration expenses in 2019 would even be a super-slim 6,7 %.
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