Marisol, Lina, and I would like to express a heartfelt thanks to every donor who made this project possible. In just over a month, you were able to completely make over a school and change the lives of 30 students.
Here is a rundown of the donations (minus ~US$350 from Spain) and general expenses in US dollars:
Donations Collected $1635.00
Go Fund Me fees $ 137.25
Expenses to Date $1392.40
Available Funds $ 105.35
Here is a breakdown of the expenses in Colombian pesos and US dollars. The approximate conversion to US dollars that we’ve been getting is $3,117.80 pesos per dollar:
School Supplies $ 603,000 ($193.41)
Backpacks $ 781,000 ($250.50)
Printing and Copying $ 248,000 ($ 79.54)
Transport Supplies to School $ 8,000 ($ 2.57)
Lunches (first 2 weeks) $ 104,000 ($ 33.36)
Multi-Subject Teacher Books $ 200,000 ($ 64.15)
Uniforms $ 389,000 ($ 124.77)
Painting Supplies $ 338,250 ($108.49)
Painting Labor $ 850,000 ($272.63)
Roofing Supplies $ 118,700 ($ 38.07)
Roofing Labor $ 84,000 ($ 26.94)
Computer Supplies $ 39,000 ($ 12.51)
Computer Labor $ 200,000 ($ 64.15)
Tablet $157,500 ($ 52.39)
Children’s Day $112,500 ($ 36.08)
Parent Conference $102,400 ($ 32.84)
Total Expenses to Date $4,335,350 ($1392.40)
What do you think we should do with remaining money? It may not look like much but it’s enough to do a whole lot in Colombia. I’ve listed some ideas below. What else can we do?
- Many of the balls and supplies used for physical education are in bad shape.
- We can have a party at the end of the school year for the students.
(The figures on this page will be updated as the project progresses)