So the final cost of our 'packet' this time came to 51.44 TL. The 'packet' looked like this
There is Around 7.5 kilos of veg - cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, onions, garlic and around 3.5 kilos of oranges. Then plus bread, milk, eggs, flour, oil , bulgar rice and lentils and liquid soap that is not in the picture. We spent in total 2571.83TL and made up 50 such packets. We delivered all 50 today, across a wide area and to a range of nationalities including Cypriot, Turkish Pakistani, and others. The work was slowed considerably by efforts to start proper 'data collection' , as described in the lead up thread linked to above, but this will pay substantial dividends as we go forward in terms of efficiency in so many ways.
A full report on the details of cost, what was spent where and more details on those helped and a 'final report' for this distribution , looking at the 4 main areas that we were seeking 'improvement' on and if we made progress or not and how much, will all follow in due course.
For now I will end on this. One of the 'spin offs' from the data collection was we provided our own whatssap details to people only able to provide partial information on the people in a given household, to those who had whatsapp, in the hope that they would forward them to us via whatssap (if they had such). The following is a message we received via that channel after we made a delivery to this person.
And this was followed by a 'before' picture of their fridge[19:51, 23/04/2020] Diana Suyunshalina: Спасибо большое за помощь, у меня дома ничего не было кроме риса и чечевицы. Пусть Бог будет с вами. В горле, комок, дети это видели и они тоже очень обрадовались.
Пусть Бог всегда будет с вами
[19:51, 23/04/2020] Diana Suyunshalina: Thank you very much for your help. I had nothing to eat exept rice and beans. God bless you. There are tears in my eyes. My children so how it was, and now they are so happy. Let the God always be with you.
and an 'after'
We did not solicit this in any way. We had only given our whatsapp details so she could in time provide more ID details for her three children, where all we had for them when we delivered was ages of 18,15 and 14. This is what keeps driving me and I am not doubt sure the others involved in getting this help to people, who work so much harder than I do, on. There are times when I am close to saying 'I can not keep doing this, I done what I can, it is time for me stop'. Things like this keep me going.
More, much more, to follow in due course on this latest 'effort'