Thursday, November 20, 2008

Please put a penny in the old man's hat.



Please put a penny in the old man's hat. If you haven't got a penny a ha'penny will do. If you don't have a ha'penny God bless you.

Christmas is getting close now and things are rather tight financially at Canaote. The International economic downturn is hitting us hard. The pound against the dollar has dropped from two dollars to the pound to under one and a half. My meager U.K pension is stretched as far as I can. We have no other income.

We have had to shelve some of our plans. Thanks to some generous support we were able to complete the cementing of the floors of the enclosures and we are already reaping benefit  from that with a much lower mosquito count.

We wanted to build two rooms to enable us to accept volunteer aid from foreign students and professionals. This is now on permanent hold unless we receive some help.

Our local inflation here in Venezuela is running at an all time high. Obviously this affects the price of food for the children as well as ourselves. We have now sixteen children to feed.

Our work has never been more needed. People are leaving Venezuela. Some are abandoning their animals to the street. This includes Monkeys and we already have several for that reason.

If you wish you can make a contribution to our work. There is a Paypal button alongside our blog. Click that and you will be taken to your Paypal account where you can make a donation. If you would prefer to donate directly to us, then mail me and I will give you bank details.

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