As a hire kit owner also, I'll just point out the HUGE amount of work that will be involved in having (what could very easily be dozens of kits) to maintain and launder the kits (the love of cloth can only go so far!). I think if the kits are intended to stay as loan kits, then Laura will need the hands on support of a few other local people.
Obviously this may change with Laura at the helm, but originally Chantelle and I were the ones deciding on eligibility, based on the referral of active TNN members, and discussion on what would best suit their situations. So it always has been on a case by case basis.Therefore, I think that this programme needs to be available for all regardless of perceived need.
Also up until now the kits have been free of charge. There was the extended lay-by available, and the accountability for the return of the kit lay with the recipient (signing the loan agreement) and with the TNN member who knew the recipient IRL.
In terms of charging $x per week - normal hire kits range from $10-12 per week, so are very affordable anyway (which would be about 1 packet of disposables a week)
Anyway I'll step back and let you guys hash it out