Providing Lesotho's Children with Keys to the World

This is the story of our efforts to end the vicious cycle of poverty, disease, inadequate education, and early death
in a remote rural community in Lesotho, Africa, by providing quality education and life skills
to the young children there. Join us on our journey ...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Funding - Status Report

Anonymous Foundation: I have nearly finished purchasing XO laptops funded by a foundation which wishes to remain anonymouse. I've bought 26 XOs so far and have enough left to buy 1-2 more. Five of those have already gone to Lesotho with Matlabe.
XO Donations: I've also received one donated XO laptop, and two other people have said they will be donating their XO laptops to us.
BLOOM Africa: William Thomas of BLOOM Africa told me they now have $2750 for us, the balance left from their pledge of $3500 made in 2010. He will be sending a check soon.  The money from BLOOM Africa is specifically designated for 10 XO laptops, shipping, and solar power.
Friends of Lesotho: Some of FOL's funding in 2010 was designated for setting up internet access. Because we were unable to accomplish this, as originally planned, they have given us permission to use the funds to cover other costs we incurred during the last trip. Essentially, that means I can get reimbursed for some of my out-of-pocket expenses for the electrical system and the school can get reimbursed for part of the cost of the burglar bars.