Our LED Blencathra Fundraising Challenge 2019 page on JustGiving closed earlier this week and the donations total is £5,904.90 plus £1,315.38 gift aid from 96 supporters!
In addition, we have some direct donations of £616 giving a grand total of:
Huge thanks to everyone who participated – walking, feeding, ferrying, donating! It was a great day.
To give you an idea of some of the things that this money enables us to do
Our solar lights cost around $55 each for Nepal (which is $45 plus approx $10 import duties) and $25-$38 in Peru (import duty can take the per light cost up to $38).
We try to supply a number of villages per year. Villages can range from 10 lights to well over 25 depending on size. Val mainly focuses on a specific valley or valleys each season in both Nepal and Peru and we’re getting to the stage now where are needing to start re-supplying as some original lights need mending or replacing.
For school supplies, the cost depends on the number of children and what they need, and again the cost varies in Peru and Nepal as we buy the supplies in Huaraz or Kathmandu to help the local economy.
In Quisuar it costs about £450 a year for the primary school and £70 for the secondary school as they generally only need pens and notebooks. When we supply the school in Jancopampa the cost is around £700 as it’s a bigger school. We try to fund supplies for both schools every year.
After the Trustees next Board meeting we’ll have a more detailed list of specific projects in mind for next year. Watch this space!
Donations always welcome via our LED JustGiving page.