But times have changed.
We have added schools to the project JOY FOR SCHOOLS IN AFRICA. We attend schools often very high up in the mountains and other inaccessible places. That's where schools need the most motivation to develop. They are far from civilisation and the standard of living of their inhabitants is very low. To reach them without difficulty and to be able to add new schools to the project, we need a reliable off-road vehicle.
The number of children we support has also increased, both inside and outside the Mahango Orphan Centre. We support 30 children in the Centre and another 30 outside the Centre.
Children are growing up and there are logistical complications in placing them in schools: try to imagine transferring at least 10 children each year to secondary school with everything they need. In addition to notebooks, clothes, and often even bags of rice or beans, the freshmen carry a mattress, hoe, bucket, iron lock box, etc.
In addition, it will allow us to bring cheaper produce from the markets and we will save money on transporting other purchases from the city (equipment, seedlings, hygiene and school supplies, etc.).
As our aid projects grow, there are more 100 Eur for one day) and has strict and often nonsensical rules (it is not rented for 24 hours, but only for the time from morning to evening, the car must be washed, and if any breakdown happens, the renter pays for it).
This is how we have delivered mattresses in the past with a borrowed car.
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