Please help raise the funding required to enable us to purchase the building required to open a community cafe in our village in Bulgaria, the cafe will enable the elderly to have cheap hot meals each day and also benefit the youngsters by giving them somewhere to purchase a healthy meal before and after school.
The Funding total requested includes renovation and modernisation work and purchasing all equipment required (Except computers which have already been donated) A Building has become available in an ideal location in the village, it is selling price is for 7500 euros, however, it also requires renovation and modernisation work but due to it's size this would give a lot of benefit to a poor community.
In Bulgaria the average wage is 200 euros per month, with the elderly receiving a mere 100 euros per month pension, this is a mere pittance once you deduct electric and water bills from their income, we would like to be able to offer cheap hot meals at very low prices to cover costs, in the event any profit is generated it would be re-invested back into the community cafe.
The building we would like to obtain has 8 large rooms which we would like to use accordingly:
2 ground floor rooms made into 1 large dining area
1 ground floor room converted into modern kitchen with appliances and cooking equipment (All costs included in our required total)
1 ground floor converted into modern toilet and bathroom suitable for elderly & disabled (Most village properties simply have a small outsdoor shed with a hole in the ground as the toilet)
1 upper floor room converted into computer room with internet access for the youths to use after school hours thereby giving them somewhere to go each evening.
1 upper floor room converted into a TV / Social area with seating etc for the older youths to have a meeting place
1 upper floor room converted into a social room for the elderly women so they can teach knitting etc to the younger generation, this room would be equipped with tables and chairs.
1 upper room converted into a toddlers play area including toys, enabling their mothers to meet in the warmth instead of being confined to their home during the winter months.
The Cafe will offer low cost meals to all ages on a dine in or take away basis, The majority of Fruit & vegetables will be home grown thereby keeping the running costs low.
Due to the low purchase price of the property we are desperately trying to raise enough funds to purchase the property before it is bought by someone else.