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Transparent Fish Fund Donor Report

Little Red Scarf 2011

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Table of Contents

Jan

Feb

Transparent Fish Fund

Mar

Q1

Apr

May

Jun

Q2


Jul

Aug

Sep

Q3

Oct

Nov

Dec

Q4

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Donors

& Donations

that funded this partner NGO

Donor

Donation

Date

Notes / Comments

LRS Alliance

$50,000

3/8/11

For 1st Lanzhou University Hospital

LRS Alliance

$50,000

7/6/11

For 1st Lanzhou University Hospital

LRS Alliance

$100,000

8/15/11

For Lanzhou Military Hospital

LRS Alliance

$150,000

9/2/11

For 1st Lanzhou University Hospital

Syntest Technolgy

$2,000

8/2/10

Surgery Fee for Child #441,444,448

Mr. and Mrs. HJLT Wang

$3,000

9/29/10

Surgery Fee for Child #441,444,448

Mr. Ken Khoa Bui

$1,350

10/12/10

Surgery Fee for Child #446

Mr. Ken Khoa Bui

$2,150

10/12/10

Surgery Fee for 1st Vietnam Child VN1

Mr. and Mrs. D Chang

$3,000

10/28/10

Surgery Fee for Child #465

Dr. and Mrs. Chang

$5,000

10/28/10

Surgery Fee for #427,471,473,694

Mr. and Mrs. AL Lin

$800

2/10/11

Surgery Fee for Child #681

Dr. E Cho

$2,000

4/5/11

Surgery Fee for Child #682

Claire Yeh

$50

4/26/11

General Donation

Mr. and Mrs. EK Cheng

$10,000

4/29/11

General Donation

Mr. and Mrs. Lam

$3,000

5/2/11

General Donation

Ms. C Hsu

$4,000

5/13/11

General Donation

Elaine Barker

$50.00

7/17/11

General Donation

Donations Disbursed

Transparent Fish Fund

8/30/11

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Donors

& Donations

that funded this partner NGO

Donor

Donation

Date

Notes / Comments

Thuy Nguyen

$10

12/7/11

LRS Vietnam Surgery Fund

Angie Vong & Family

$50

12/8/11

LRS Vietnam Surgery Fund

Ching Yu

$10

12/11/12

LRS Special Case Surgery Fund

Dung Nguyen

$100

12/13/11

LRS Vietnam Surgery Fund

Total Donations

Transparent Fish Fund

$386,570

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About the NGO

region

leader

cause

Gansu, china

Nancy Nguyen

Medical treatment

Introduction TFish Strategic Partner for: 36 months

About: The Little Red Scarf is an Alliance of non-profit organiza-

tions, universities, and individuals focused on loving poor children with congenital heart disease in Gansu Province. We sponsor heart

surgery, restore health, and provide holistic love and care after surgery so they can lead normal healthy lives.

Surgeries performed with the help of Little Red Scarf 2008

Why Congenital Heart Disease? Congenital heart disease is a serious killer in China. It ranks as

the third killer disease among children under 5 years old in China.

59 children cured

Total number of children

cured of congenital heart

2009

disease

155 children cured 2010 187 children cured 2011 (Dec 16) 240 children cured

641

Average Surgery Cost $4000 USD

Average Donation $2000 USD

There are about 200,000 such defective newborns each year in China. Only about 60,000 might receive treatment each year.

With over 6,000 such cases each year, Gansu Province is among

the provinces with the highest incidence of congenital heart disease with less than 20% receiving any treatment.

The main reasons for not receiving treatment are: Remote area locations

Inability to pay for the expensive surgery Unawareness about the disease

This inability to quickly act has led to premature death of babies, stunted growth for those who live, and lifelong handicap, which result in major liability to society.

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

JAN

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Xinyue

Xinyue is the name of a round-faced baby girl with a cute smile; if you were to meet her, you would never think that she was ill. But fact of the matter is that she was born with a very serious condition CHD. When she was only 3 months old, her mother noticed how she always had a stuffy nose and a cough, and every time she coughed her face would turn purple. Because of a lack of oxygen, the colour of her skin turning to red, and from red to purple. She would also be sick for longer each time, her whole body twitching and spitting foam from her mouth. Her parents could not do anything but watch and worry for her life. In addition, her family is very poor and in debt. They sold everything they could and asked their relatives for help, raising 30,000 RMB. They took Xinyue to Lanzhou, where they heard of Little Red Scarf’s work, and soon got in touch with one of their staff. However, more fundraising still needed to be done to pay for the high operation fees; in order to save money, Xinyue’s parents only ate 4 pancakes and a few glasses of water a day, causing their bodies to weaken, and even leading to dizziness, insomnia and other serious symptoms. Eventually, they were able to raise enough funds, and Xinyue was finally able to have the operation. After the operation, she spent 13 days in ICU, and recovered well. Now, she has a new heart and a smile on her face, and her family can have hope again.

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

FEB

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Little Zha

Little Zha is a cute little Tibetan boy who lives in a cold and poverty-stricken county in Gansu province. Just after his birth, the family found little Zha’s left thumb was joint to his index finger and so couldn’t move it. He was diagnosed with dysplasia when his family took him to hospital in Tanchang county. The doctor suggested he have surgery to remove the finger, otherwise his left hand would be useless. As a child of a farmer, he can`t lose his hand. His parents were determined to borrow money for Little Zha’s surgery, which he underwent when he was only 7 months old. After the surgery, his parents found that their son had difficulty in passing stool, and would even turn blue sometimes from the effort. His stomach kept bulging. The worst thing was that food would come out of his nose if he coughed after eating. His parents tried to help him with traditional methods, using their fingers to dig out his stool. Little Zha cried in pain everyday. His parents could do nothing but go to the hospital again. It turned out that his anus was too small to defecate, so he had to have surgery to correct this problem. For Little Zha’s parents, there was nothing more important than their child`s life. After these two operations, the family was in absolute poverty. If that weren’t enough, Little Zha always had a cold and a cough. The colour of his skin was different from other children, too. Soon, the hospital diagnosed him with congenital heart disease. His dad was astonished and bedridden for a long time from the shock. His dad even wanted to abandon the operation because of the high operation fees - 34,000 RMB. But abandoning the operation meant giving up the child’s life. His dad`s cousin happened to work in Lanzhou, and found out about the Little Red Scarf Alliance online. This news gave Little Zha’s dad some hope. He immediately got in touch with the staff and inquired about the scope and standards for children. After two months, the parents took Little Zha to apply to Little Red Scarf. With the help of Little Red Scarf, Little Zha finally had the operation, which was a success. The day before leaving, his mom thanked the staff. Her gratitude brought tears to her eyes. We hope Little Zha will grow up with a healthy and happy heart.

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

Quarterly Transparency Rating

MAR

Income Statement (Q1 2011)

Rating: Disclosure of total revenue, expenditure and cash balance (and a clear breakdown of expenses) Detailed list of donors and donation amounts Agreed to independent TFish audit Sign-off from organization’s representative Itemized expenditures and receipts Performance on key project indicators Monthly case stories and project progress reports (with updates on the beneficiaries if applicable)

Key Project Indicators

USD ($)

2010 Remaining Balance

$170,653

Revenue TFish Funding Other Revenue (LRS Alliance) Total Revenue

0 0 0

Expenses Program Expenses Administrative Expenses All Other Expenses Total Expenses

$48,760 0 0 $48,760

Cash Balance

$121,893

Expense Breakdown (Quarterly)

Sector: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery 2011 Q1 No. Successful Surgeries

30

No. Deaths

1

Median Cost per Surgery

Key Milestones •

Partnership with Lanzhou Hospital

429th surgery completed

Program Expenses  (100%)   Administra7ve  Expenses  (0%)   All  Other  Expenses  (0%)  

$4000

Financial Data 180000 160000   140000   120000   100000   80000   60000   40000   20000   0  

Revenue

Expenses

Cash

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

APR

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Qiqi

Compared with other children with CHD, Qiqi is much luckier. Thanks to the adoption by a kind-hearted couple on the street, Qiqi has been taken good care of over these years. It began on a winter’s day two years ago. Qiqi’s adoptive parents heard a group of kids shouting, “There’s a child is in the hills.” The warm-hearted couple soon rushed out and ran up to the hill. When they found the child, she was sound asleep, her face blue with cold. The mother found Qiqi was still breathing, thus she quickly held her firmly in her arms. After that, the couple soon ran back home and helped her warm up and fed her. Before Qiqi was one month old, she caught a cold, which later turned into pneumonia. It was then during seeking medical advice that Qiqi’s father came to realize the truth for her being abandoned. Qiqi had congenital heart disease, and that was why she was abandoned by her biological parents two days after she was born. Girls are also often abandoned in rural Gansu. Looking at Qiqi, who was so cute but so sick, the couple decided to adopt her. However, this decision was not easy for them, since they themselves also had to raise three children, and they could only depend on the father’s little income from repairing bicycles. In spite of all the difficulties, they still decided to officially adopted Qiqi. Taking care of the sick Qiqi was not easy at all. She caught a cold almost every week, and sometimes she even had a high fever in the middle of the night. The parents could not afford milk powder. herefore, Qiqi’s mother came up with the idea to feed Qiqi with milk powder mixed with cooked flour. That was how the family managed to raise Qiqi until she was two years old. Qiqi got sick so frequently, her parents wanted to find out whether it was possible for her to have an operation. If Qiqi didn’t have the operation, her situation would worsen. But the problem was, even if an operation could be performed, how could the family manage to find that huge sum of money? Finally, with the help of the doctor, Qiqi’s adoptive parents found Little Red Scarf and told us their story. With the help of the Little Red Scarf, Qiqi was finally able to have the operation. After all these difficulties, Qiqi is now like a little but strong sapling, which is growing up healthily and happily.

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

MAY

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Ledi

Little Ledi is two years old now and is a lovely, introverted and timid girl. Ledi often catches a cold. Once while she was being treated for pneumonia, so her parents decided to take her to a hospital in the city for further treatment and was diagnosed of CHD. Ledi’s father was a guileless and hardworking person and her mother was very timid. So when they heard the news, it was difficult for them to accept the cruel fact. What was more, her mother fainted several times from her broken heart. Why was little Ledi always for hardship? Ledi was an early birth at 7 months, born with a twin brother. However, because of the poor constitution of the children, the younger brother didn’t survive. After birth, Ledi stayed in the insulation chests for 20 days, which cost about 20,000 RMB. The main source of her family’s income depended on her father, who was a construction worker. Her father found out about LRS through the introduction of a doctor when they came to Lanzhou for medical help. With the help of Little Red Scarf, Ledi successfully completed the surgery, and her family’s happiness was beyond expression. Just as her family said: “Little Red Scarf is a true friend to the poor.” Yes, Little Red Scarf is willing to be their good friend forever.

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

Quarterly Transparency Rating

JUN

Income Statement (Q2 2011)

Rating: Disclosure of total revenue, expenditure and cash balance (and a clear breakdown of expenses) Detailed list of donors and donation amounts Agreed to independent TFish audit Sign-off from organization’s representative Itemized expenditures and receipts Performance on key project indicators Monthly case stories and project progress reports (with updates on the beneficiaries if applicable)

Key Project Indicators

USD ($)

Remaining Balance

$121,893

Revenue TFish Funding Other Revenue (LRS Alliance) Total Revenue

0 0 0

Expenses Program Expenses Administrative Expenses All Other Expenses Total Expenses

$91,796 0 0 $91,796

Cash Balance

$30,097

Expense Breakdown (Q2 2011)

Sector: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery 2011 Q2 No. Successful Surgeries

69

No. Deaths

1

Median Cost per Surgery

• Welcoming Aiju and Guanying to the LRS team 511st surgery completed

Administra7ve Expenses  (0%)   All  Other  Expenses  (0%)  

$4000

Key Milestones

Program Expenses  (100%)  

Financial Data 100000 90000   80000   70000   60000   50000   40000   30000   20000   10000   0  

Revenue

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Expenses

Cash


Little Red Scarf Surgery

JUL

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Haimei

Haimei was diagnosed with congenial heart disease when she was less than one year old. Because of her bad health condition, she frequently became sick and went to hospital. It cost the family three to four thousand Yuan each time she went to hospital. Haimei had a very frail health as she had to stop and squat down to breathe after walking for extended distances. Her hands, face and many other parts of her body looked purple, which made her a “purple potato”. Haimei is 17 now, but she dropped out of school when she was in 3rd grade elementary school. She often felt weak and sometimes was not even able to walk. It was because of her health condition that her classmates kept their distance from her, so she had no friends in school. Her classmates often laughed at her, saying she had the body of an old woman. Haimei did not get any sympathy or kindness from her classmates. Her parents decided it would be better for Haimei to quit school and rest at home. Haimei entered the hospital and soon afterwards had a successful surgery. Haimei stayed optimistic and happy during the post-operative recovery period. LRS staff would go to see her and chat with her every day during that time. Haimei once said that those days in hospital were her happiest days. We still remember what Haimei said when she left hospital: “Little Red Scarf has given me a tomorrow.” Ms. Yun thinks of her voice and smile every time I think of those words.

Events: College Outreach Our Little Red Scarf volunteer team recently placed a publicity booth at Lanzhou Northwest Normal University to encourage students going back to their home towns and villages to help find sick children that need the support of Little Red Scarf. We made a big map and asked all interested students to mark their destinations using sticky notes with their contact info. What an encouragement to see the map of Gansu slowly being covered with notes, the passion the students showed, and the possibility of finding and saving more children! When we mentioned of a thank-you package for students who found a child, the most common response was “That’s not necessary; the chance to save a life is rewarding enough!”

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

AUG

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Mingjuan

Mingjuan is a quiet yet brave girl. She shows no fear of needles, surgeries, or painful and unfamiliar exams. Instead, she worries only for her three young brothers and sister while she is away from home, hoping they will behave while she is away. Born to a family with too many mouths to feed and too few helping hands, 11 yearold Mingjuan learned early on to take care of herself and her younger siblings while her mother worked in the field alone.Her father could not labor in the fields due to a medical ailment that he left untreated for fear of the cost, and Mingjuan’s own heart disease, discovered during a school physical exam when she was seven, similarly had no hope of being treated. Across the past 4 years, the family continued life as usual, but grieved their inability to look after their oldest child. The family atmosphere changed recently when they were told of Little Red Scarf. Mingjuan signed up for sponsorship and was admitted into our partner hospital early this month. Since then, her path toward health has been smooth. Mingjuan has always been like a little mom taking care of her family, but now we hope to take care of this brave little girl in her recovery from heart disease.

Child Highlight: Congxia Congxia is currently in 8th grade, and has often fallen ill since she was little. Her family would treat these sicknesses as mere common colds. Only when Congxia reached the age of 11 did her family find out that her frequent illnesses were due to her having congenital heart disease.

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Child Highlight: Lina Lina’s father worked in Ningxia in 2009 as a migrant worker. One day, her father fell down from the crane, causing serious injuries. Now, he can only do some simple farm work. Lina’s mother suffers from rheumatoid disease, and cannot take any real job either.


Little Red Scarf Surgery

Quarterly Transparency Rating

Rating: Disclosure of total revenue, expenditure and cash balance (and a clear breakdown of expenses) Detailed list of donors and donation amounts Agreed to independent TFish audit Sign-off from organization’s representative Itemized expenditures and receipts Performance on key project indicators Monthly case stories and project progress reports (with updates on the beneficiaries if applicable)

Key Project Indicators

SEP

Income Statement (Quarter 3)

USD ($)

Remaining Balance

$30,097

Revenue TFish Funding Other Revenue (LRS Alliance) Total Revenue

0 $200,000 $200,000

Expenses Program Expenses Administrative Expenses All Other Expenses Total Expenses

$110,353 0 0 $110,353

Cash Balance

$119,744

Expense Breakdown (Quarter 3)

2011 Q3 No. Successful Surgeries

78

No. Deaths

1

Median Cost per Surgery

Key Milestones

Program Expenses  (100%)   Administra7ve  Expenses  (0%)   All  Other  Expenses  (0%)  

$4000

Financial Data

Operation Smile Lanzhou partnership

250000

GSMDM partnership in Vietnam

200000

563rd surgery completed

Outreach trip in Huining and Linxia

Program publicity event in Gansu

150000 100000   50000   0  

Revenue

Expenses

Cash

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

OCT

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Xiaohan

Xiao Han will be 1 year-old in one month and will have a wonderful celebration at home. Her story began with her mother’s phone call in mid-August. Her first words to us were, “Please help me, please save my child!” Xiao Han had CHD; the family had only questions and desperation, but nowhere to turn. Xiao Han’s disease was VSD+ASD+PH (severe) and she needed an operation as soon as possible. But even with the help of their relatives, they had collected just over 1000RMB for a surgery that cost tens of thousands. Fate placed an LRS poster in front of Xiao Han’s mother and finally gave the family hope. Now, Xiao Han has already recovered from a surgery that her family never thought was financially possible, and she has returned home. The day of her hospital discharge, Xiao Han’s mother dressed her in new clothes from head to foot and told our staff, “It is Little Red Scarf that gives my daughter a new life and gives me the courage to live strongly. Today I put new clothes on Xiao Han to tell myself and my daughter that every day from now on is brand new.”

Letter from a Family Dear Ms. Yun, I am Li Zimeng’s father. My child is all right now. Initially, we had planned to return to Lanzhou for a checkup, but now because my wife is ill, we have decided not to. We had a Color Doppler ultrasound for Zimeng at the local hospital and the doctor said that she is healthy now. We are very appreciative of Little Red Scarf. I will tell Zimeng when she is older that Little Red Scarf helped her overcome the disease when she was young. You have very kind hearts to help us and our entire family is grateful to you. Happy National Day!

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

NOV

Little Red Scarf sponsors congenital heart surgery for children in rural Gansu and provide after-surgery care for these families until children reach 18 years old.

Project Story: Haoyang’s Miracle

Does anyone remember Haoyang, one of our Little Red Scarf children featured in our August Newsletter? It was last Thursday, the week before National Day (Oct 1), when I saw Hao Yang again. Actually this was the third time that I saw him during his treatment, which lasted a long five months. Between April and September, Hao Yang had come to Beijing hoping for his first treatment, been forced to go back home and wait, made a second trip to Beijing for the surgery, and battled postoperative respiratory problems. In that time span, Hao Yang experienced more medical battles than some people do in a lifetime. We all feared that Hao Yang would not be able to recover from his post-op complications; even I felt little hope when I saw the video of him posted by the nurse in the ICU. However, despite his desperate situation, we watched a miracle unfold. We were especially moved by his parents’ joy upon the news that he was beginning to take a turn for the better. Hao Yang was moved from the ICU to the med/surg ward for noncritical patients shortly thereafter. Although he was skinny, he was no longer in grave danger. Now Hao Yang can walk by himself and can communicate with us, though he is still weak, which shows in his voice. Through Skype, he communicates with Director Ruan, who is very concerned about him, and sings for her. He is very young and still does not understand the amazing grace that has been bestowed upon him, that his life in itself is miraculous. He is perhaps more aware that something changed in his family. His mother is finally emotionally ready to take him home and be the mother she couldn’t be to him previously. However, he will some day come to realize the full weight of everything he has survived. Before leaving , Hao Yang’s father gives us some walnuts, which he grew himself. I pat Hao Yang’s shoulder and tell him that he should take good care of his parents when he grows up. Hao Yang nods. We both agree to meet again in three months when Hao Yang comes to Beijing for a followup appointment. We hope that Hao Yang will recover quickly, that he will be stronger by then. Only time will tell, but in the interim, all we can do is be grateful for the changes we have already seen in his life, and hope for the best in the future.

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Little Red Scarf Surgery

Quarterly Transparency Rating

DEC

Income Statement (Quarterly)

Rating: Disclosure of total revenue, expenditure and cash balance (and a clear breakdown of expenses) Detailed list of donors and donation amounts Agreed to independent TFish audit Sign-off from organization’s representative Itemized expenditures and receipts Performance on key project indicators Monthly case stories and project progress reports (with updates on the beneficiaries if applicable)

Key Project Indicators

USD ($)

Remaining Balance

0

Revenue TFish Funding Other Revenue (LRS Alliance) Total Revenue

0 0 0

Expenses Program Expenses Administrative Expenses All Other Expenses Total Expenses

0 0 0 0

Cash Balance

0

Expense Breakdown (Quarterly)

Sector: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery 2011 Q4 No. Successful Surgeries

0

No. Deaths

0

Median Cost per Surgery

0

Key Milestones •

Haoyang exits hospital after 4 months

Staff does outreach at bus stations

Performed 622 successful surgeries

Meet with Children’s Heartlink

Northwest N Univ volunteers return

Program Expenses  (100%)   Administra7ve  Expenses  (0%)   All  Other  Expenses  (0%)  

Financial Data 1 0.9   0.8   0.7   0.6   0.5   0.4   0.3   0.2   0.1   0  

Revenue

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Expenses

Cash


Special Projects Special Case Surgery Fund

Insert Photo region

Gansu, china

The team needs your help to raise money for children who has more complicated surgeries which increases surgery fees significantly. Please help these children receive the surgery they need to survive. An average case costs $6000 which is covered mostly through Chao Foundation, family savings, and loans. The complicated case could cost over $8000. We need your help to raise extra $2000 for each child with such complicated case.

Vietnam Surgery Fund

LRS partners with other organizations to support heart surgeries in Vietnam. $4000 can save a child’s life in Vietnam. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, please donate here. Goal: $4000 (can save 1 child’s life!)

Insert Photo

region

vietnam

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