Pilgrim Africa

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Pilgrim Africa works to create a future of sustainable prosperity in Uganda.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Pilgrim Africa
8001 14th Ave NE
Suite #A
Seattle, WA 98115

Website: pilgrimafrica.org

Phone: 206-706-0350

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 810661745

CEO/President: Dr. Dorothy Echodu

Chairman: Grey Frandsen

Board size: 12

Founder: Calvin Echodu

Ruling year: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


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Mission statement

To challenge despair, love boldly, and create a future of sustainable prosperity and health. We give ourselves in service to others regardless of economic, religious, or social standing, working to empower and love others to the glory of God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating597 of 107765 of 140
Fund acquisition rating768 of 107897 of 140
Resource allocation rating539 of 107856 of 140
Asset utilization rating408 of 107750 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$130,682$56,279$22,127$115,127$142,072
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$980,781$1,522,497$707,597$184,185$282,103
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total assets$980,781$1,522,497$707,597$184,185$282,103
Payables and accrued expenses$10,562$11,801$7,327$30,619$72,151
Other current liabilities$0$0$702,497$78,118$0
Total current liabilities$10,562$11,801$709,824$108,737$72,151
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$10,562$11,801$709,824$108,737$72,151
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$61,318$376,294($704,724)($102,720)$29,897
With donor restrictions$908,901$1,134,402$702,497$178,168$180,055
Net assets$970,219$1,510,696($2,227)$75,448$209,952
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$992,143$2,251,877$1,641,353$2,417,803$394,497
Program service revenue$0$0$0$12,000$12,000
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1$3$5$4$89
Other revenue($38,675)($99,505)($54,424)$0($80,750)
Total other revenue($38,674)($99,502)($54,419)$12,004($68,661)
Total revenue$953,469$2,152,375$1,586,934$2,429,807$325,836
Program services$1,267,616$1,141,783$1,412,264$2,238,586$460,528
Management and general$156,347$138,337$173,022$168,741$282,221
Total expenses$1,493,946$1,341,949$1,664,609$2,558,225$765,582
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($540,477)$810,426($77,675)($128,418)($439,746)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($540,477)$810,426($77,675)($128,418)($439,746)


Amha WoldegebrealFinance Director$58,927
Dorothy EchoduChief Executive Officer$23,648

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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Led by Ugandan native Calvin Echodu, Pilgrim Africa was founded as an indigenous Christian response to the plight of more than 1.5 million refugees living in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the war torn regions of Northern Uganda. From its inception over a decade ago as a small organization providing simple medical and nutritional relief and psycho-social support to desperate refugees, Pilgrim Africa has grown to be an international organization with regional and national interventions in Public Health and Education.

After several years of providing relief support to those suffering in the camps, Pilgrim Africa began to look to the future by working to resettle over 1,000 families from IDP camps to ancestral lands. Later, the Beacon of Hope Secondary School was founded in 2005, focused on educating abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and war orphans.

Driven by Uganda's suffering the worst malaria intensity rates in the world, Pilgrim Africa was moved to enter the world of malaria control in 2008, and pioneered a comprehensive set of interventions in two different districts in Teso (Katakwi and Kumi). Since 2009, Pilgrim Africa has been engaged in an effort to enroll more administrative support for effective malaria control at the governmental level.

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