Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation is a process by which organizations track the impact and measure the effectiveness of their programs. At Under the Same Tree, we do this in a number of ways. Our monitoring and evaluation measures and methods include repayment tracking, meeting attendance, in-home visits, interviews, profit & budget tracking, and self-evaluations. This data is collected on a quarterly and annual basis. Because of our preventative approach, we measure both increases in family stability AND decreases in family vulnerabilities.
What We Measure
Reported decreases in stress and anxiety
Maintaining friendships and community
Ability to set and reach goals
Freedom from exploitation
Freedom of time and capacity to participate in spiritual expression and activity, as desired
Additional spiritual outcomes are disclosed offline.
22 of 23 families overall remained engaged in programs and reported increased quality of life.
19 of 20 familes in East Africa launched or expanded income-generating business and repaid loans from 2016-17.
2 Children graduated high school
47 Children were kept in school
1 teen pregnancy resulted in a safe delivery
4 families moved into better living situations
100% of families reported increase in family income and quality of life
100% of families did not experience homelessness
100% of families felt that they had enough to eat
100% of families did not experience poverty and sanitation -related diseases OR were able to afford prompt and adequate treatment
100% of families did not experience the need to leave their children with orphanages or extended family
100% of families did not experience prostitution or human trafficking
7 families were able to care for orphaned children
1 family reclaimed children left at orphanage
*For spiritual outcomes report, please email