We don’t have enough consistent donations / funds to support this project. Sometimes we only have enough funds to support ten of the poorest elderly and so there are some months when there are many poorest elderly in the villages we serve that don’t receive any help. In our research list we identified at least 40 poorest elderly, but because of funding problems we are restricted to only being able help about 10 to 15 people.
We don’t have enough money to pay a fair salary for our staff at the project. Ath Tun works so hard and he is very humble in all he does for the project. He loves our mission and he loves to help the poorest elderly. We want to treat him better and pay him equitably for all the work he does to help, but we don’t have enough funds.
We don’t have a car or van to bring the food & supplies to the project areas or bring the elderly to the hospital in the city when they get sick. Every month we need to hire a van or a car so we can travel to the project. This cost from $80 to $100 for one day which means there are 3-4 less people we can feed that month.
Ideally, it would be a great help if we could have a doctor or field nurse who can go to the project with us every month to do health checks and to give medicine to the poorest elderly at the same time we are visiting and seeing them when we distribute foods to the elderly.