Tuesday, August 4, 2009

July 2009 budget update

Here's where we are, at the end of July, on a project-by-project basis:

Robertsport Community Campsite
Campsite fee $15

Stamp pad, ink and stamp $8

Sub-total: $7

Beach Clean-up Project
Beach Cleanup T-shirts for the Cleanup Crew to wear $50

Sub-total: -$50

Women's Sewing Cooperative

1 market bag sold $0.50

6 lapa from store $20
Sewing supplies $1
2 yards solid cloth $10
12 lapa from Famatta $38
Sewing supplies for 5 sewing kits $9
July expenditure sub-total $78

Sub-total: -$77.50

Project sub-totals
Robertsport Community Campsite: $7
Beach Cleanup: -$50
Women's Sewing Cooperative: -$77.50
June Community Fund: -$145

Community Fund total: -$265.50

In August, we'll be starting a larger fundraising project that will help us turn the Community Fund from red to green. Stay tuned!


  1. Hi Elie,
    I've been following your blog since June,just after I returned from a trip to Liberia at which time I spent about 10 days in Robertsport. Sorry I didn't have a chance to meet you. Had I known of your NGO I would have sought you out! Good luck with your community development projects.

    Bill Lawhorn

  2. Thanks for your encouragement, Bill. We look forward to you visiting us next time you're in Robertsport! By next month, we'll have our Community Eco-Tourism project up and running, with trained local guides taking people for hikes into the rainforest.