This fund is to assist us in making repairs and renovations to our facilities. As an example, our veranda (pictured) is crumbling badly.
Help support our management team who are in charge of communication with sponsors and updating the website. Cost of maintaining our communications manager: ~$150.00/month. Cost of maintaining our general manager: $50.00/month. Cost of keeping us connected to the internet: $15.00/month. Cost of office supplies, airtime, and transport: ~$35.00/month.
Farming the land includes the cost for clearing land, planting, weeding, and harvesting crops for the calendar year 2011. The approximate cost per acre is 200,000 UGX (~$90.00 USD). Miryante currently has 10 acres of maize and beans which laborers are paid to plant, weed, and harvest.
All the children at Miryante Orphans Home attend public schools. Although Uganda has Universal Primary and Secondary education, there are still PTA fees, school supplies, lunch fees, and uniforms expenses that need to be met. Each child needs about approximately $3.00 to meet their education fees per month.