At Angeles Custodios in La Ceja, Colombia, their clothes washers were broken again. They weren’t designed for heavy use, and they were paying two employees wash clothes by hand for the 80 children living there. For a $2,000 investment they could buy new semi-industrial washing machines, saving $2,820 in wages.
Farmers near the home donate fruits and vegetables for the children, drastically reducing what they must spend for food. The orphanage had an older model truck to pick up these donations, but it was in need of $9,100 in repairs. A new diesel truck would cost $20,000 and save $1,200 in lower fuel costs, but was out of reach with their annual budget of $120,000. The World Orphan Fund granted the necessary resources, saving the orphanage thousands of dollars. The return on investment was less than two years.