Dear Friends of Paajaf,
Once again, we here at Paajaf would like to thank you all for your generous contribution towards Paajaf Project. We would like to update you about the development and differences your donation has brought into the lives of underprivileged children and women here at Gbawe in Ghana.
As per our audited financial report and statements reported, last year 2009 and at the beginning of the year 2010, Paajaf was operating with a negative balance of GH¢ 63.17 ($43.59). When we had no hope and you came in to support the foundation to reach the children we intend to serve. We here are accountable to you and once again much grateful to you all for the care and concern demonstrated.
We have been able to pay the school fees for all the four kids we are sponsoring through education and settled all the salary arrears for our adult literacy education facilitators, we are much grateful to you again for this support . The total of school fees paid for the four children amounted GH¢ 202.00 representing USD $ 144.29 with the exchange rate of GH¢ 1.40 for January to this month April 2010 including an arrears of $50.00 making it $194.29 USD. Facilitators’ salary also amount $ 350.00 USD including arrears of $ 150.
We reported to you that the foundation wanted to setup a Thrift Store (Used Women and Children Clothing Store) in Gbawe community to serve as a mean to sustain our projects. We are much grateful to Leabo Vang, a volunteer in United States, who worked tirelessly to collect and shipped one box of women clothing to us. Leabo is still working on this volunteer project to collect and ship children and women used clothing to Paajaf. Apart from cash donation, Paajaf welcomes In-kind donations and our doors are opened to all who want to do the same. Paajaf is an inclusive enterprise and together we can make a big difference.
Our Challenges- among our challenges, the following are very urgent needs and we are appealing to the general public to come to our aid to reach the underprivileged children at Gbawe in Ghana.
1.Fund to pay the children school fees for the next term - which starts from May to July ending 2010.
2.Salaries for the teachers and project administrative staff
3.Fund to ship children and women used clothing and used goods (Paajaf has identified an organization who wanted to help but we have requested to $7000 USD for the shipping the goods to Ghana - We are in need of sponsors and donors.)
4.Lack of children used clothing and used goods for our Thrift Store
Other challenges include:
1.Sponsorship or partnership is needed for full implementation of the scholarship school project
2.Fund to buy plot of Land for putting up the building to accommodate the children or rent premises
1.Creation of a Used Clothing and Small Household Goods Shop
2.Setting up Used Clothing and Small Household Goods Shop Run and Operated by youth and Women
3. Only using proceeds to provide scholarship and education for more underprivileged children
We the photos attached are the children Paajaf is sponsoring. You can also see them at our website: www.paajaf.org. Would you please, fill free to post our comment about this report and our project - Paajaf is inclusive enterprise and we accept and value all inputs.
Many, many thanks once again, for you support, care and concern.