Assistance to the poor:
$768 – Humanitarian assistance: including food (average cost is $1.50 a day for food), rent, home repair, etc.
$135 – Medical expenses (average treatment cost is $1.00 - $3.00)
$120 – Small business start for a family, soap making.
$40 – Assistance for a wedding
$24 – We fund a daily one hour local Christian radio program. The total cost is $24 a month
$1,243 – Paper, gas for the generator, pens, folders, Bibles and mission trips
$277 – Motor bike gas and repair
$35 - Communication
$36 – Pay for a teacher in a school we started. What we pay a teacher for a month’s work I made in an hour in the US as a teacher.
Team food and house supplies:
$725 – Food and house supplies (close estimate). Our core team consists of 8 adults and 7 children. We regularly feed and house visitors from the interior and locals as needed from our house supply funds. That averages out to $1.60 a day per person to cover, clothes, food, candles, soap etc. Really our team uses less than that per day because we also feed others every day.
Construction of our permanent ministry center and housing:
$1072 – Construction costs for our property. We plastered our outside walls with cement. Necessary for protecting our mud brick walls from rain and bugs. We also have started teaching conferences so we built a thatched roof building protecting us from the rain and sun.
$269 – for children’s school fees. Average cost per child per semester is $40.
$457 – designated donation for an orphanage to cover orphan school fees.
$4,201 - Total for the month