The Duggar family owes fans an explanation for how exactly they’re spending all that donation money they received for Jill and Derick Dillard’s mission trip.
Jill Dillard (formerly Duggar) and her husband Derick have been on their mission trip in El Salvador since June. The couple pleaded for help from fans on their website to support their cause.
But it now seems the Dillards are using that money less and less to spread the word of God and more to fund their travels back and forth between El Salvador and America.
Not only has the family, including baby Israel, flown to visit their relatives in America twice already, they’ve also reportedly paid to fly one of Jill’s sisters, Joy-Anna, and her friend to visit them abroad.
After all the trips, with the Dillards still asking for donations on their website, fans are demanding an explanation.
“I’ve donated to your mission efforts but I want my money back,” one fan said on Facebook. “How dare you ‘Vacation’ on my dime. Who paid for yur [sic] jaunts around the globe? Moochers. You’re not doing Gods [sic] work. You’re doing your own works.”
Another chimed in, “You guys ask for money on your blog page, so I was wondering is that money used to fly back and forth to the States? If you guys are going to have multiple children do you really think others should be supporting them financially? This is most likely a great concern for many.”
A 2014 estimate said the Duggars were worth about $3.5 million and were getting paid $45,000 to $60,000 per episode of their TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. Yes, the show has since been canceled due to Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal, but if all that money is already gone, the Duggars have some serious budget problems.
Jill and Derick have yet to comment on fans’ requests for a refund.