Thursday 18 January 2018

Donors need to know funds are used properly

A mother and her daughter at a Goal-supported counselling session for survivors of Ebola in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Picture Credit: Mark Condren
A mother and her daughter at a Goal-supported counselling session for survivors of Ebola in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Picture Credit: Mark Condren
Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

When I was eight, I turned our garden shed into a cafe to raise money for the foreign missions. First up, I emptied the shed of spades, rakes and detritus.

Next, I begged a bottle of orange squash and a packet of biscuits from my mother, who also provided some paper plates and plastic cups. Then I negotiated an advance on my pocket money from my father and spent it all on packets of crisps, which I'd open and sell in smaller quantities to maximise profits.

Finally, I made a cardboard sign for my cafe, while my brothers were out spreading the word that I was open for business.

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