Hello! We are students from De La Salle University and The Ateneo de Manila University. We wish to raise funds in order to help those in dire need. specifically the underprivileged and the homeless who do not have enough money to protect themselves from the ongoing pandemic that is affecting our country. The money raised will be donated to two causes. First, in which half for medical teams, for them to be able to purchase more testing kits for COVID-19; and the other half will be donated to the marginalized such as the PWD, the poor in the 16 cities in Metro Manila affected by the lockdown.
As stated by Madarang (2020), "The local testing kit also costs only P1,320 per test, the DOST disclosed, a lot cheaper compared to the hefty P8,500 price tag of foreign kits being used by the health department. Overall, it costs P28,000 good for 25 tests, alongside RNA extraction kit which costs P10,000 for 50 reactions.". With this, we aim to donate 500,000 pesos to produce atleast 500 testing kits. Furthermore, in accordance with the emergency procurement of Vico Sotto, the other half would be used to provide 1000 - 1500 relief goods containing 3 kilos of rice, 2 cans of sardines, corned tuna, corned beef, and meat loaf.
We hope to gain your support for this cause. As we help each other, we can make the situation of others, especially those heavily affected, more bearable and easier to manage.
Madarang, C. (2020). These local COVID-19 test kits are cheaper than foreign ones and they are developed by UP scientists. Retrieved from https://www.interaksyon.com/politics-issues/2020/0...