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12/03/2004
Malaria Campaign Tip Jar report #1
I forgot to pick up the photos this afternoon and am not sure if the Walgreens (downtown Chicago) is open this weekend, but I'll find out. Once I have them, I will scan and post them as well as more stories about what's been happening in the camp lately this weekend.

The donations to the tip jar malaria campaign in liberian refugee camp in ghana totalled to $290.

item US$
donations 290.00
paypal fees -10.91
Western Union fees -34.00
transfered to Ghana -250.00
from Ted's pocket 4.91
balance 0.00

The US$250 became 2,233,750 cedis in Ghana.

Here's how they spent it:

item unit price quantity GH cedis
spray tank 650,000 1 650,000
insecticide 100,000 1 100,000
file 30,000 1 30,000
gloves 20,000 4 80,000
chapper 35,000 4 140,000
cutlass 35,000 4 140,000
rake 15,000 2 30,000
nose mask 10,000 2 20,000
hoe 15,000 2 30,000
broom 10,000 4 40,000
paint cup 60,000 3 180,000
wheel barrow 500,000 1 500,000
shovel 40,000 1 40,000
plywood 60,000 1 60,000
plank 20,000 3 20,000
transportation

25,000
miscellaneous

25,000
total

2,230,000

Notes:

  • The spray tank and insecticide are used to spray for mosquitoes. This is not the most cost effective way of combatting malaria (that would be insecticide-treated bed-nets), but it is an effective recruiting tool because people in the community see something being done and then want to get involved.
  • A file is for keeping tools sharp.
  • I believe a chapper is a long type of cutlass for cutting brush.
  • Paint cup, plywood and plank are for making sign-boards publicizing campaign as well as prohibitting dumping in certain areas.
categories: Ghana Africa Humanist Movement