MySmallHelp Nepal requests your help with an important and exciting new project.
The Bedroom Problem
Marybert Orphanage has a problem with lice and bugs in the bedrooms. The current bedding has been in use for around 5 (five) years. Each iron bed has a ply-wood base supporting the mattress, which has become infested with wood lice and bed bugs. The children find it hard to rest, often waking in the night covered in potentially dangerous insect bites. Because they get so little rest, many find it hard to concentrate in class, which is detrimental to their education.
We will clean the two large bedrooms, the small bedroom, the store room and the dining hall thoroughly to minimize the danger of lice returning. Also we will replace the ply wood base and all old bedding, including mattresses, sheets, pillows, and pillow cases, and we will provide washable blankets for the approaching winter season. We also aim to educate Marybert and the children on a new cleaning regime that will further reduce the risk of this issue arising again.
*All costing are estimates as prices may change over time*
*Currency converted at £1 to Rs. 155*
Medicine to kill bugs and lice (per room):
Kerosene (5Litres) = Rs. 650 (£4.20). Bug killer = Rs. 100 (£0.65)
Cost per room = Rs. 750 (£4.85)
4 rooms – girls, boys, dining hall, store
Total cost for 4 rooms = Rs. 3000 (£19.35)
Bedding – Ply-wood base, mattress, sheet, pillow, pillow case, blanket
Ply-wood Base - Rs. 1000 (£6.45)
Mattress – Rs. 2500 (£16.15)
Sheet – Rs. 200 (£1.30)
Pillow – Rs. 200 (£1.30)
Pillow case – Rs. 100 (£0.65)
Blanket - Rs. 1300 (£8.40)
1 set = Rs. 5300 (£34.20)
24 sets = Rs. 127,200 (£820.65)
Total cost = Rs. 130,200 (£840)
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We have arranged transportation of goods free of charge.