May 5th, 2011 | admin

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Home/Family Kenya: This includes our monthly rent, utilities, food for 16 plus several staff, salaries of our housemothers, guards, counselor, social worker, director housing, etc. It includes expenses for shoes, clothing, vehicle maintenance, basically everything that pertains to a growing family!

Healthcare: The main expense in this area is when our girls are pregnant and babies are delivered. But even after that there are monthly checkups, vaccinations, medicine for sickness, etc. We don't have health insurance, so every expense is cash. We also take care of unexpected needs including mental health issues, surgeries, neonatal care, etc.

Education: During Phase 1, our girls are schooled at home. We purchase books, supplemental curriculum, computer software, etc. We are also hoping to hire a tutor to help with some of our girls who have had no education. As our girls enter Phase 2, they will be attending school off-site to help prepare them better for their Form 1 exam. We will have school fees, uniforms, books, etc. Our girls can also choose a vocational tract instead, to perfect skills for jobs later after graduation. It's our goal to help each girl graduate from at least the 8th grade.

Skills Program: We have a full-time Skills teacher who teaches the girls to sew, make jewelry, art, etc. This fund is to purchase supplies, run the program and pay our teacher.

Admin Kenya: We have a full-time Accountant (Assistant to Exec. Dir) on staff to keep our home on top of the vast bookkeeping responsibiliites. We have immaculate records in both countries. This area also covers petty cash, office expenses, relief guard, occasional staff development, etc.

Admin USA: We have recently added our first part time USA paid position (10 hours a week) to help faciliate The Mercy Shop, our online store, and home parties. She also helps with managing volunteers, shipping packages, helping with donor relations. We also use the fund for fundraising supplies, occasional travel to conferences, office supplies and equipment and shipping.

Projected 2014 Working Budget

(Average support per person (current 8 girls and 8 babies, plus 3 new girls, 3 new babies) $315 a month

Expenses

  

  

  

 

   

  

FOOD FOR WOMEN/STAFF

  

700.00

  

FUEL FOR COOKING

  

150.00

  

UTILITIES-water/electricity/Internet

  

400.00

  

MEDICAL FUND (insurance, medication, vaccinations, ante-natal, blood tests, baby care)

  

400.00

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (bi-annual)

  100.00  

HOSPITALITY/HYGEINE/BABY ITEMS

  

200.00

  

GROSS SALARY-includes benefits (Exec. Dir, Asst (Accountant) Social Worker, 2 Housemothers, Skills teacher, Acedmic teacher, Day & night security guards, part time retainer guard)

  

4000.00

  

 

   

  

GASOLINE/VEHICLE

  

200.00

  

Petty Cash for Misc: 

*COUNSELING

 

500.00

$250.00 (for Phase 1 girls)

 

 

*This will come from general fund

*Deliveries cost around $900, c-sections $2000


 


 

Total: approx. $7000.00