For 13 years, MEPO has operated solely on donations from individuals. As such, we ave always run an extremely efficient volunteer organization, with no donation funds used for administrative expenses.
In 2016, the House of Flowers’s operating costs were covered by an anonymous donor working with the organization Canadian Women for Women of Afghanistan. This donor and the organization made the financial stability of the House a reality.
In 2017, MEPO continued to partner with Canadian Women for Women of Afghanistan to cover the budget. Truly, the House of Flowers probably would not exist at this point if it were not for their caring and focused support. They have provided strong guidance in streamlining the House record-keeping and accounting, and have helped raise the organizational capacity of the House and the staff.
Our project budgets are straightforward, practical and transparent. Our goal is to raise enough money in a consistent manner such that the projects, particularly the House of Flowers, are stable and secure and are not on a tenuous, month to month basis.
For this reason, we deeply appreciate people’s commitment to regular donations.
Supporting the lives of children is not a one-time event. We must provide steady and consistent support in the way parents provide for the consistent care of their children.