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Complete: School Supplies and Income Generation Project for Daniela (8) of The Philippines: $574 Raised! Thank you!

16 January 2012 No Comment

This Project is now complete. Launched December 21, 2011. Completed January 13, 2012.

School Supplies and Income Generation Project for Daniela (8) of The Philippines.

Our goal was to raise $560.

$574 raised! Thank you!

Special thanks to Mike Epler for his extremely generous $500 donation and to Julia A. for donating the remaining $25 to help close this project.

Daniela lives with her parents and three siblings in one multi-use room in the poorest areas of Manila, the Philippines. Their home has a corrugated metal roof and they use water from a neighbor’s faucet. The family’s income has recently dropped to a mere $70 per month. Children International has informed Aura’s House that  the family has the capability to generate income through sewing and a small store.  In addition to the income generation, Daniela needs school clothing and supplies for the upcoming school semester.  Aura’s House plans to enable Daniela’s family to generate income and to provide Daniela with the school supplies that she needs. We aim to raise $560 for a sewing machine, groceries, items for the small store, uniform, shoes, socks, school supplies and text books. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax deductible.

Stay tuned for updates and photos.

Daniela (8)

Daniela’s father works as a tricycle driver on an irregular basis and the drop in the family’s income is caused by the increase in the number of tricycles (vehicles) in the area. The competition for passengers is tough. Daniela’s mother, on the other hand, sews wash cloth. She earns approximately $1.50 for every 100 pieces sold. Her mother-in-law allows her to use their sewing machine to earn an income. The family’s need is to have their own sewing machine to increase their production and income. Also, they would like to operate a small store. The profit would help them with their basic needs. They could also save some money for the future use.

Daniela was able to start school when she was sponsored and had received educational benefits through the sponsorship program. However, her school uniform is already short in size. She also uses her old rubber shoes for her PE class and according to her, it does not feel comfortable. In addition, Daniela needs additional school supplies like notebooks, coloring pads, ball pens, pads paper and textbooks.

School Supplies:

Rubber Shoes
School uniform
School Shoes
School supplies
Total: $90

Sewing business:

2nd hand sewing machine
Assorted fabrics
Assorted threads
Total: $102.50

Expenses for small store business:

Square bar
Coco Lumber
Corrugated metal
Labor fee
Assorted grocery items
Transportation expense
Total: $367.50

Grand Total: $560.00

Daniela is the sponsored child of Aura’s House Partner, Inga Katelari of Cyprus.

Inga writes:

“Daniela is my adorable sponsor girl from the Philippines. I have been sponsoring her since she was 6 years old. She is a talented child, enjoys studying and is a very good student. She is studying in 3rd grade of elementary school. According to the report, Daniela passed her 1st periodical examinations and is very eager to learn new things. She is always very grateful whenever she receives a new outfit or other gifts from Children International regular distributions for Birthdays, Christmas, Easter or Special Hug. Daniela is amazing! Hopefully, all together we can help provide her with the school items that she needs to go to school and also help her family to increase their income to be able to meet their basic needs and educate the children. The family promised to live within their means and take a good care of the business if given. They have a big potential — all they need is an opportunity!

Thank you so much for your consideration and generosity.



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