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BLOOM Orphan Sponsorships - Recurring Expenses
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:14:05 AM »
Hello all,

Thank you for all your support thus far! We have been sending 10 kids to school (with uniforms, tuition, shelter, food) in Uganda and 3 in Sierra Leone with our first round of funding for 3 months of sponsorship. We'd like to continue sending these kids to school and providing their food/shelter for the next 3 months. This is a follow up proposal to my first one where these children were funded.

Here is a link to their photos/thank you notes which is updated whenever we get messages and updates from Uganda and Sierra Leone.

These are the kids that I'm requesting 3 more months of sponsorship for:

Rania- Uganda - 5 yrs old
Hakim- Uganda- 9 yrs old
Favor- Uganda- 8 yrs old
Praise- Uganda - 7 yrs old
Isaac- Uganda- 4 yrs old
Laira- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Musigale- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Sharon- Uganda - 10 yrs old
Sylvia- Uganda- 12 yrs old
Edrine- Uganda - 13 yrs old
Aminata D- Sierra Leone
Foday K- Sierra Leone
Mohammed- Sierra Leone
+1 in Sierra Leone (TBD)

In addition, I've included a thank you video to all of YOU at Bible Pay from our partner in Uganda, Emmanuel, who runs the Side By Side Christian boarding school in Rakai. I was able to visit him during an international orphan care conference in Dallas a couple weeks ago.

Here's a reminder as to the programs these children are part of:

A. Our Side by Side Ministries Program rescues children from abusive situations in the Rakai, Uganda area where they are at risk of being beaten, raped, and neglected by unofficial "foster" families and other negligent guardians. Our team rescues the child, then transfers them to a Christian boarding school while looking for extended family reunification opportunities or a Christian foster family. The cost to sponsor a child for boarding school is $88 per month and it includes all their private school fees, room and board, uniforms, food, medical care, hair cuts, etc.

I would like to request 733,000 BBP ($2640) to cover those 10 children for 3 more months of this year.

B. Our Sierra Leone Sponsorship program provides 3 healthy meals per day for the children, including while they are at school, every day each month for $36/mo. These children attend a school at the orphanage, so there are no extra boarding/schooling costs for them. These are children orphaned from poverty and the remnants of the Ebola outbreak that happened there a few years ago.

I am requesting 120,000 BBP ($432) to feed 4 children 3 meals daily for 3 months (and send them to school) - I would like to add one more child to the sponsorship in Sierra Leone so that there are 4 children sponsored for the next 3 months instead of 3.

You can read more about our sponsorship programs here

In sum, I'm requesting:
733,000 BBP ($2640) to cover 10 children in emergency status for 3 months in Rakai, Uganda
120,000 BBP ($432) to feed 4 children at the Sierra Leone orphanage for 3 months
Total Request: 853,000 BBP

Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns and thank you again for the support. :)
« Last Edit: May 21, 2018, 11:32:53 AM by orphandefender »

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Re: BLOOM Orphan Sponsorships - Recurring Expenses
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 04:17:02 PM »
Hi April,
It looks like we have some budget for this since no-one asked for P2P this month.
I will vote yes.

Having said that, please add the proposal to the pool ASAP :)


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Re: BLOOM Orphan Sponsorships - Recurring Expenses
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 04:24:05 AM »
Yes, the P2P is still a budget that isn't really utilized yet, and I for one don't mind using it for charity :) So I'll also vote 'yes'.

Re: BLOOM Orphan Sponsorships - Recurring Expenses
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 10:47:44 PM »
Thank you guys! Proposal added to the pool!

Re: BLOOM Orphan Sponsorships - Recurring Expenses
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 10:14:38 PM »
Apparently there is a glitch in being able to vote for the proposal. Please email Rob if you still have issues voting!