As we move into the 2nd half of 2013, our ability to meet the minimum budget requirements for ensuring that the children in Hope Vision Orphanage are receiving the support they so desperately need has been difficult. Our monthly budget for orphan support is based on a $120 per month per child cost breakdown. With approximately 45 children currently in the orphanage, that comes to over $5000 per month needed from donors like you. This amount does not include operations and staffing or the funds currently being raised to build a new orphanage on the new land.
Figure 1. Average monthly income received in 2013 versus monthly budget requirement
In the first 6 months of 2013, Haiti Gospel Fund received donations totaling just under $20,000 for orphan support. The budget requirement to fully fund all of the needs such as food, clothing, medical care, education, etc for these first 6 months was $35,000. As you can see, it has been a financially challenging year so far. In an attempt to close the gap between what we have received and what is needed to keep the orphanage operational, Haiti Gospel Fund Board voted to pull from undesignated funds. Even with this decision, we were only able to send an amount that met the most basic of needs four out of the past six months. Our reserves have been all but depleted.
We trust that God will continue to provide for these children. And we pray that your heart will be burdened to be a part of how God will answer this prayer. If you are not already giving on a regular and committed way, please consider setting up an autodraft so that Haiti Gospel Fund can count on these funds being available every month.
Full sponsorship is set at $120 per month. That is a commitment of $4 per day. If everyone who subscribes to this newsletter would commit to giving $80 on a regular and consistent basis, our prayers would be answered. If you have ever wondered if your small gift would make a difference, the answer is a resounding yes. We are at a point where every single dollar matters. Click here to donate and set up a recurring draft or make a one time gift.
We thank you in advance and praise God in advance for all blessings received on behalf of the children at Hope Vision Orphanage.