ESORM School Building Expenses- March 2011 to May 2012

In March 2011, Pastor Fred Boduo, ESORM Project Manager, traveled to Zwedru, Liberia for three months and built a 7, 500 square foot elementary school building in 46 days with help from our Berean church partner and the Ivory Coast Refugees. This school has 8 classrooms sized 20X30 feet, one cafeteria/auditorium 30X40 feet and 2 offices. Many people are curious what it takes to build a school in Africa, so we have provided this information for you. Following is an itemized account of the expenses incurred for the building of the school as of May 2012.

#Project IDField ItemsExpenses TypeTotal
581Clearing land, Foundation digging, Brick makers fee, Sand digger fee, Well digger fee, Laying of walls & windows, Manual labor & food for workers, Forms for roof, Plasterers, Stair builders, Roofers fee.Labour$10,472
581Front loader & driver rental, Hand tools & tool repairs, Tapoline plastic, Ladders, Electric materials, Cement, Steel rods, Wood planks for roof & doors, Zinc/Combings for roof, Nails, Carbaline, Generator & transformer, Plaster for walls & floor, Power tools (purchased in US)Materials$24,283
581Transportation of materials, Gas, Vehicle repairs, Communication/PhoneMiscellaneous$2,575


COST OF SCHOOL BUILDING as of May 2012 $37,330

Costs incurred later include building the desks and blackboards, cementing the floors, painting the school.

2011-12 Annual Expense and Income Statement – Year End June 30, 2012


234Direct Public Grants$2,000
2234Corp/Church Donations$3,613
244Individual Donations$10,340
2234Special Events Income$1,724
244Total Income$17,677


34School Facilities and Materials$5,412
223Purchases (Truck)$5,200
223Missionary Travel Expenses to Liberia$2,263
2234Total Expense$16,719
Net Income $958