First of all, the committee members of Malaysia Dhamma Society (MDS) and protem members of the proposed Tusita Foundation would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the donors and well wishes ( both local and foreign) for their donations which were channeled to the personal bank account of Bong Tze Moi ( senior advisor of MDS) pending the approval from Registrar of Society for the receiving of foreign sourced funding into MDS.
Within a short period of less than 2 weeks, we received donations from laity in 2 currencies totaling RM257,253.38 and USD60,714.04 respectively.
From the funds received, 211 tents were purchased at a total cost of RM48,014 ( RM37,890 being cost of tents plus RM10,124 for freight to transport the tents and medical items to Nepal). Other expenses as shown are purchased medical items and dry food totalling RM1,806.70. We had spent minimally on purchasing medical items due to many devotees /Pharmacies from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka had donated medical items /medicine for the Nepal Relief trip. Devotee from Melaka, Dr Lim Huey Ling had also raised funds among Melaka devotees to purchase medicine for the said trip.
Secondly, we had utilised RM120,960.00 to buy USD currency notes totaling USD33,800 for Nepal Relief trip. The said amount of USD33,800 were used to purchase food items for distribution to the victims.
Nepalese currency NPR 3,575,500 were made available from the conversion of USD21,000 and RM20,000 to Nepalese currency totalling NPR 2,631,000 ( exchange rate USD1000 = NPR 100,000). In addition to the advance from Tusita Nepal Construction funds of NPR944,500, we had total NPR3,575,500 cash in hand for the relief aids.
We had spent about NPR2,436,916 to buy various foodstuff ( i.e. rice, dhal, sugar, cooking oil, biscuits, salt, noodles) . In addition to the above, we also procured other daily neccessity items i.e. blankets, warm clothing and raincoat. On the other hand, we distributed cash donations totaling NPR143,000 for some of the affected villagers. Also, part of the donations amounting to NPR442,414 were used to pay for car rental, drivers and porters during our 13 days in Nepal. Also, we had transferred USD20,000 to Nepal for purchase of roof zinc.
The surplus of donations were recorded as RM66,472.68, USD35,014.04 and NPR551,160 respectively. RM66,472.68 were credited to MDS’s account on 21 May 2015.
Lastly, Malaysia Dhamma Society once again would like to thank all the donors and devotees who have helped to make this relief aids drive a reality.
For more information, you may click here to view the list of donors and account details.
May you be well, happy and peaceful always!
Subha (Bong Tze Moi)
Senior Advisor of MDS
Protem committee member of Proposed Tusita Foundation