Maria Cristina Foundation spends the minimal amount on administration. The amount is less than 3% of all donations.
We would like to extend our most heartfelt thank you to HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan for his unwavering support and endorsement. Not only did he provide visas for Maria and the 5 students studying in Dubai, but went even further and placed the Maria Cristina Foundation under Nama Development Enterprises CSR programme.
We have three staff members along with Maria. Maria is sponsored by Nama Development Enterprises under the company’s CSR programme and receives a monthly salary from the company. The salary of our Dhaka co-ordinator is paid by Maria from her own salary and the salary of our other staff member in Dubai is paid by Matthew Hollis, a long-term supporter, philanthropist and friend of the Foundation.
We do not collect funds on behalf of the children, we are merely the facilitator and administrator for the programs. We always insist that donations directly benefit our recipients. Find out more about how to donate.
By bringing children and adults from the slums of Bangladesh to the United Arab Emirates through the sponsorship of visas, I am delighted to be able to help the Maria Cristina Foundation improve the lives of so many.
Please contact us to find out more about how you can join us to break the cycle of poverty in the slums of Dhaka.
Financial sponsorship to cover Maria\'s rent and living cost.
Free airline tickets for five MCF children studying in Dubai to visit Dhaka twice a year.
Scholarships, school transport, school meals and uniforms for four MCF students in Dubai.
PR services including distribution to English and Arabic media at discounted rates.
Product sponsorship with Maria's running shoes.
Product sponsorship with free energy gels for Maria's training and races.
Free bike during training for Maria\'s ironman challenge.
Product sponsorship with training kit for Maria\'s running, swimming and ironman challenges.
Free dental care for five MCF students in Dubai.
The institute provides free music classes to MCF students in Dubai.
Free promotion of a 50 second video ad for MCF on 1,020 taxi screens across UAE.
The author of "How to become a flight attendant" donates a share of the book sales to MCF monthly.
Healthy food supply for Maria as she trains for her next challenge.
KGI helped Maria summit the Everest and are one of our key sponsors.