_[Mianzhu Family’s service volunteer team is currently working on a project to help the elderly around them to live better lives. This post is an overview of the purpose and budget of Mianzhu Family, written by the organization's leaders as part of their application to partner with the TFish Fund. To learn more about Mianzhu Family, please go here.]
Mianzhu Family’s kind hearted volunteers have covered every corner of the city of Mianzhu, taking care of the elderly, providing them company, playing games with them, and doing chores for them. Through these activities we have slowly understood the necessities of the people we serve. To improve upon our service in the future, we will do our best to play the role of their family members (who are oftentimes missing in their lives), so that they will feel more at home and less lonely. In order to provide them with a more comfortable standard of living, we are starting to visit their homes on a regular basis. Our activities include running health check-ups, cleaning around the house, hairdressing, holding birthday celebrations, providing every day products, washing/replacing clothes, and much more. Also, twice every month, our team has visted nursing homes to provide entertainment. From 2008 to 2011 we have served the single, the elderly, and the disabled. In 2012, our focus is to care for those who are lonely or struggling with financial difficulties.
_1) Purpose for Loan: continue Mianzhu Family’s condolence visits; maintain the normal functioning of our institute; strengthen sector management; ensure that every trip is planned for carefully; and enable our service to be of best quality.
2) Expectations: use the loan to financially support Mianzhu Family’s volunteer service for the first half of 2012, reducing the number of volunteers having to pay for the incurred costs themselves.
3) Amount of loan: 3000 RMB, mainly used for funding trips.
4) Key indicators:
4.1) Contacting Fees
a. Number of people employing: 1 main employee (Mr. Liu responsible); 7-8 Volunteers
b. Number of times: 10 or more times/month (during the activity, informing)
Expense of 100 RMB/month
4.2) Transportation Fees
a. Mileage: 7-8 kilometers, around 10 people, total travel distance 70-80 kilometers
b. Fuel fees: 50 RMB/time
c. Number of trips: 5 or more/month
4.3) Printing Fees
a. Printing data: 50 RMB/month
b. Printing team management manual: 100 copies, each 3-5 RMB
c. Printing of health and maintenance records: Mainly to establish paper-based data
Current cost is 200 RMB. As we continue to print records for the elderly, the maintenance fees are expected to increase to 300 RMB by the end of 2012.
4.4) Dining Fees
a. 10 people dining/time
b. 10 RMB/meal
c. 2-3 times
4.5) Subsidy for Hardworking Volunteers
a. 7-8 volunteers
Original article can be found here, written by Liu Hua Jin. The article was translated and edited by U.S. intern Kaitlyn Cheung.
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