The purpose of this Plan is to request and to show the use of the funding targeted through it.
In order to support its expanding activities and to continue ensuring the availability of medicines, medical supplies, lab and dental products on an on-going basis, SALFA expresses its need to be supported through a program called: “FITSINJO”.
° What is “Fitsinjo” ?
This is an answer for the continuous increasing need in medicines, medical supplies, lab and dental products. This program supports both the supply system and the availability of a continuous flow of revenue generated from the sales of medicines, in order to support the whole activities of SALFA: health programs (family planning – AIDS – nutrition - …), community development programs (safe water, primary health care,) and SALFA functioning expense itself.
It is good to know that some of the community development programs may have specific donors but mainly SALFA cares of the structural and organisational levels such as the monitoring and the implementation.
° What does “Fitsinjo” mean?
This has two meanings:
- this is a candle to give light
- this implies also that one prepares today his future.
These two meanings provide all of the purposes of the “Fitsinjo” which, in addition of what currently exists, is the funding that gives a sustainable supply system and which also allows preparing the future of the whole system, for the sake of the Malagasy people.
° What is going on?
This request follows the one which was addressed a few years ago to GHM (Global Health Ministries), followed-up by Pastor Lerseth during one Madagascar presentation time with GHM in Minneapolis. This confirms also the intercession letter which Dr Quanbeck wrote on our behalf in order to support the activities of SALFA in Madagascar and its expansion.
The amount requested is: $ 300,000.00
° Why $ 300,000?
In order to provide a normal and adequate supply system for medicines, medical supplies, lab and dental products on an on-going basis, it is needed for SALFA to import 3 containers on a step-by-step procedure so that this covers the whole needs. One 20_Ft container of medicines costs around $ 100,000. One container is distributed, and then recovered; a second container is en route to fill the warehouse in order to care of the next orders from the health facilities as an order is ready to go, and so on …