15th September 2014 Project Report for Global Giving
The Mongolian weather for 2014 has been a great blessing for the country and the people. The winter has been mild compared to 2013, when we went through one of the coldest winters.
The spring and summer brought an abundance of rain and temperate weather that fostered a lot of vegetation and boon for our little vegetable garden at the soup kitchen which saw some great harvests of vegetable that was completely relished by the beneficiaries.
To date, that is by mid-September, 2014 we have served over 23,000 hot meals. The meals served during the six months of spring and summer are vegetarian, except on those occasions when people have donated meat especially for the soup kitchen. During the six months of the winter we add a small amount of meat to the diet.
The meals at the soup kitchen are still being prepared by our kind and caring Mongolian lady cook and the meals that she serves makes that statement and in the voiced opinion of our beneficiaries as well.
We have had five major medical outreach programs with a team of doctors and nurses seeing 35-40 patients from amongst our beneficiaries and doing very thorough detailed checkups for them.
We have also gone through the heavy expense of digging up our pipes from the well to kitchen, as our water pipes froze during the winter months and we had carry our water from the well to the kitchen during the winter freeze. So this summer we have dug up the pipes, applied heating coil and re-enforced the insulation in preparation for the winter.
Also, coming up new for us from October 2014 onwards is the start of a day care center for four to five year olds from some of the poorest families. The purpose is to provide care, a loving environment and physical nourishment for the children and allow for the parents to be able to work as well.