The Luke Commission

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Summary

The Luke Commission serves the most isolated and underserved people of Eswatini with free, comprehensive, compassionate health care. At the fixed-site Miracle Campus in central Eswatini, the TLC team provides outpatient, inpatient, emergency, surgical, and specialty care. Across Eswatini, TLC delivers mobile health services through over 100 outreaches annually.


Contact information

Mailing address:
The Luke Commission
PO Box 1335
Sagle, ID 83860

Website: lukecommission.org

Phone: 866-351-1254

Email: info@lukecommission.org


Organization details

EIN: 208635797

CEO/President: Harry and Echo VanderWal

Chairman: Frans Johannes Pienaar (Eswatini)/Jim McKee (US)

Board size: 13

Founder: Harry and Echo VanderWal

Year founded: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Purpose

To end the isolation of underserved communities to quality healthcare.

For many Emaswati, lack of transport prevents access to health services. With 70% of the population residing in rural communities, many Emaswati are not able to afford or even to find transportation to urban health care facilities.

With outreaches across the Kingdom of Eswatini and an innovative transport sponsorship program to transport patients to the Miracle Campus, TLC ensures patients get the care they need. In addition to rural communities, other underserved communities reached by TLC include factories and peri-urban/semi-rural communities.


Mission statement

To deliver compassionate, comprehensive healthcare to the most isolated and underserved populations of southern Africa in collaboration with local communities, government, corporate, and non-profit partners.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating359 of 94047 of 106
Fund acquisition rating235 of 94232 of 106
Resource allocation rating262 of 94230 of 106
Asset utilization rating742 of 94087 of 106

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%3%2%2%2%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%3%2%2%2%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%98%98%97%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%2%3%2%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%2%2%3%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%87%92%91%92%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%86%94%75%81%110%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%75%86%68%74%99%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%14%6%25%19%-10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%15%6%27%27%-10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%6%6%6%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.260.870.920.731.010.88
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.262.021.741.632.052.04
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.871.761.601.192.071.80
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.2011.3411.177.623.912.08
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.090.090.130.260.48
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.906.226.818.784.313.46
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%4%5%8%12%24%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
74%110%103%126%87%86%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$317,010$631,535$602,007$372,483$524,932
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,614,321$3,264,206$3,423,297$2,058,700$1,538,067
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,931,331$3,895,741$4,025,304$2,431,183$2,062,999
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,995,341$2,882,184$2,518,838$2,407,811$2,016,542
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$157,000$131,288
Total long-term assets$3,995,341$2,882,184$2,518,838$2,564,811$2,147,830
Total assets$7,926,672$6,777,925$6,544,142$4,995,994$4,210,829
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$320,483$279,294$248,514$315,221$324,088
Other current liabilities$26,275$69,328$280,037$306,232$666,829
Total current liabilities$346,758$348,622$528,551$621,453$990,917
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$346,758$348,622$528,551$621,453$990,917
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$7,579,914$6,429,303$6,015,591$4,374,541$3,219,912
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$7,579,914$6,429,303$6,015,591$4,374,541$3,219,912
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$7,913,433$6,516,275$6,206,119$6,127,483$3,388,803
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$20,947($5,761)$0$697($3,750)
Other revenue$102,494$151,380$175,194$92,160$577
Total other revenue$123,441$145,619$175,194$92,857($3,173)
Total revenue$8,036,874$6,661,894$6,381,313$6,220,340$3,385,630
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$6,041,220$5,730,105$4,339,316$4,621,833$3,353,469
Management and general$619,622$386,639$309,673$306,736$277,341
Fundraising$258,160$130,164$129,747$109,985$91,691
Total expenses$6,919,002$6,246,908$4,778,736$5,038,554$3,722,501
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$1,117,872$414,986$1,602,577$1,181,786($336,871)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,117,872$414,986$1,602,577$1,181,786($336,871)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Echo VanderWal PCExec Dir/Chief Clinical Officer$84,000
Harry VanderWal MDExec Dir/Chief Medical Officer$84,000
Brian SchmelzenbachBoard Member/Dir of Staff Develop.$36,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

TLC was founded in 2005 at the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Eswatini. In 2005, no treatment for HIV/AIDS existed. Harry & Echo VanderWal moved to Eswatini with their three-year-old triplets and one-year-old baby with the goal of providing compassionate, comprehensive healthcare to as many people as possible-especially those suffering complications of HIV/AIDS.

Staff for the first outreaches included Harry, Echo, their children, and a translator. Based in a rented house near Manzini, Eswatini, the TLC staff soon grew to 15. Leaving before dark and arriving home after dark, the staff conducted more and more outreaches every year, reaching increasing numbers of people.

In 2013, TLC acquired the land that is now the Miracle Campus. In the years following, the TLC team constructed over a dozen buildings on campus, turning the Miracle Campus into a self-contained hub for serving the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Today, with over 500 staff, the TLC staff is 98% Emaswati. Between on-campus and outreach efforts, hundreds of patients from across Eswatini are welcomed each day for compassionate, comprehensive care.


Program accomplishments

2.8 million free services provided in 14 years

1,244,810 health education to rural citizens

4,935 wheelchairs/adaptive equipment

3,422,828 medication packets

19,228 HIV/TB therapies initiation/follow-ups

154,854 patients tested / counseled for HIV

779,546 TOMS shoes for children

480,000 (lbs) fresh vegetables to patients/staff

6,995 cervical center screening / procedures

129,173 youth vision screening

799,894 scripture books / Bibles

1,566 cataract / eye surgeries

17,462 surgical procedures

116,238 eyeglasses


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