Helping a Colombian School: Donations and Budget

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.

 

Donations

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

 

 

Expenses

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)

 

 

Suggestions

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)

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