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.