Mama Sayang has a new coach.
Thanks to all our fantastic supporters, we are thrilled to announce that we took delivery of our new coach at the beginning of July.
We are truly humbled by all of your efforts. Thank you.
Mike and Jev
(older post below)
We did it! (And we're going to do it again)
On 15 January I announced that we surpassed our Rp350 million target by Rp30 million for a total of Rp380 million for our coach (it's been upgraded from a bus!) fund. Being modest as we are, that budget was for a good condition 30-seater used coach (I never imagined we would be able to raise more than that).
Then something happened. We received another donation from an unexpected source (and first time corporate donor for us at Mama Sayang) bringing our total to Rp450 million. We then got three important pieces of information:
1. Due to a new law, coaches older than 10 years will not be able to enter Jakarta;
2. With the rupiah at Rp12,800 the only used coaches that met our budget were 4 years old, meaning we would only have 6 years out of it and would have to buy as-is with no warranty, and
3. We received a quote for a BRAND NEW Mitsubishi 30-seater (below) for Rp630 million. This coach is ideal for us and will serve us perfectly.
After much thought and prayer we have decided to choose the option of this new coach and will pay the Rp450 million as a downpayment. Once the coach is ready to be delivered in June 2015 we will have to pay the balance of Rp180 million, and I have already received positive indications some several donors that this won't be a problem.
So yes, we did reach our original target but now we are aiming a bit higher so we have a brand new coach (with a warranty!) that will last us for a long time. And we will get there.
God bless all of you and will update this post soon.
2 March 2015