Exciting news everyone! As many of you know, I’ve been working on a grant through the Peace Corps to raise money for milk cows for my school – and today it was approved! The grant program has created a fund for donations towards my particular grant, which can be accessed here:
It is my intent to purchase two milk cows for my school to reduce expenditures within the school. I am blessed to have a school that accepts all children, regardless of their ability to pay school fees. However, this creates a financial burden on the school because the government does not provide money for meals or bedding, and the kids are expected to come to school with hygiene items, blankets, mattresses, etc. Many of the kids who come to our boarding school bring only the clothes they are wearing.
After examining our expenditures and income, I realized that a significant amount of money was being spent on milk daily. Milk here is not expensive, by American standards, but compared to other food items we purchase, a large portion of our food budget is allocated to the purchase of milk. Utilizing our own milk would significantly reduce the amount of money being spent in our food budget, which would help cover expenses for basic needs for the kids, as well as help the school generate income during break when the school is closed.
No donation is too small, even $1 USD will help us reach our goal. We hope to raise just under $3,700 USD. This will cover the purchase of two milk cows and all materials/labour for maintenance and constructing their living quarters. Share this with your friends and feel free to let me know if you have any questions! Thank you so much!