You guys have donated a total of
for KARE's 2007 budget!
This is absolutely incredible, and it has just far exceeded all expectations!
And because this is so much more than I had hoped for, I have been able to purchase a simple digital camera to send to Nepal. I put a picture here of the camera.
It's a Kodak Easyshare C433 complete with rechargeable batteries, a camera case, and a 1 gig memory card ($145 total cost). This will enable our vet to e-mail me the pictures which is a heck of a lot faster than sending pictures in the mail and hopefully better picture quality. which should mean lots of photos (at almost real-time) to be posted! : )
I am sending the first batch of funds ($400) for the project and the digital camera to Nepal this week. Prof. Holmberg who is going to Kirtipur at the end of the month has agreed to be the mule!
The second batch of funds will be sent in August 2007. It would be great if I could raise an additional $238 by then ($162 left in the KARE funds now + $238 = $400 for the second half of 2007) so if you're still thinking about sending in a donation, it is not too late!
Follow-up (Feb 27, 2007): So, I missed the Professor! He had already left for Nepal by the time my package (camera) got to his address. Now we'll just have to wait until someone else goes to Nepal. Worst case-scenario would be to send it in August when the Cornell-Nepal-Study-Program starts up for the fall semester. I'll keep ya'll posted. : (
Follow-up (March 23, 2007): Margaret L donated $100 to the project, bringing our total raised to...
Follow-up (March 30, 2007): Gina L donated $50 to the project, bringing up our new total to...