WHERE SPENDING GOES
It is very important to Walking4water to be god stewards of your donations. All staff are volunteers who do not receive salaries. We have a monthly operationg need of $3000. Any additional donations are given to fund clean water projects. This is where the $3000 goes:
- Food - $600: Amy, Marty and Aaron support local business owners by eating locally. They're not eating steak and lobster or anything, but walking 20 miles ever day takes a lot of calories.
- Diesel fuel - $500: The support vehicle ensures the walker's safety and provides them with shelter when camping is not an option. Our Land Rover is capable of taking on rivers and tough terrain but doesn't get the best gas mileage.
- Emergency savings - $500: Every month we set some money aside in case of an emergency. If Marty blows out the transmission, Aaron breaks his arm rock climbing, or Amy tries to pet the lions, we want to be able to deal with those situations without worrying about money. Any extra money will be donated to clean water projects at the end of the walk.
- Lodging - $400: Even though the team camps out or sleeps in the Land Rover when possible, they sometimes like to take showers.
- Repairs - $300: This covers the wear and tear on the support vehiclel. Again, any leftover funds will go to water projects at the end of the walk.
- Insurance - $200: This money pays for insurance that covers health evergencies, thefts and any other possible disaster that could occur while walking across an entire continent.
- Team stipend - $200: The team stipend allows the team to buy things like toothpaste, new underwear, and some time at internet cafes to stay connected.
- Visas - $150: Visas are required for the team to pass through each country legally.
- Ticket savings - $150: This money is set aside every month to pay for airline tickets at the end of the walk to bring the team back home.
If you have any additional questions, please email . He'd be happy to address your concerns.