Every day we transport around 15 girls to school using this truck. The truck is now old to the point that costs are rising significantly and we can’t guarantee safety anymore. The truck doesn’t do well going up a mountain anymore, which we do quite frequently here. A new truck , with resale value of the old truck and including new seats and covering, will cost 17,500 USD.
To meet new requirements set by the government regarding fire safety we have had to make several improvements to the houses. We hired a company to give us advice and do fire safety training. We had to buy fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and an escape ladder. Total costs were 800 USD.
Kitchen 1 – Tiles on the counter top are broken which made it very dangerous and unhygienic to work there. Total costs are 350 USD.
Kitchen 2 – The cupboards below the counter top are rotten through. To replace and improve the situation we will need 1150 USD.
Kitchen 3 – The entire kitchen, counters and cupboards, need to be replaced due to hygiene problems. The tile floor also needs to be replaced because of many broken tiles. Total costs will be 2850 USD.
While studying at the university about 80% of your homework and studying is done on the computer because all the books are online and everything has to be typed up in a Word document. That is why we are looking for sponsors for at least 2 laptops so that the girls studying at the university can get each get a laptop. Total costs of laptops and required software are 1350 USD.
New coat of paint
We are about half-way through the painting project. The first half has already been funded but we would love to be able to finish it and for that we need help. Total left to be raised is 5150 USD.
Our water tower with the filters and pumps supply us every day with water from our own well. The water filters are now 11 years old and are rusting. Several places have already had to be repaired but we can’t keep going like this for much longer. When the water company came to replace the contents of the filters they told us that we need to replace the filters altogether. What would we be to do without water!? Total costs are 4000 USD.