Peru House Completed!

The MicroAid house for the Ormachea-Hermoza family is done! And I am back from four months in Peru. . . It was a big project for us, and a life-changing event for them. . As you know, the family lost their adobe home in the floods of 2010, and had been living in a shack ever since. . . . There will be 12 people living in the new house—it has 5 rooms and is 1,400 square feet, with a second-floor foundation, and will withstand any future floods or earthquakes. . . Dozens and dozens in the extended family will benefit from this home. And our worked helped the community by employing people and injecting much-need cash into the local economy. . . While I was in the town of Urubamba in the Sacre

Behind the Scenes MicroAid Support Team

As you know, I oversee MicroAid projects in the field and I hire local people, to help the economy in addition to the beneficiary family, but there are many people at home who support MicroAid in direct and indirect ways (in addition to our generous donors, of course)—sometimes just by making my life easier. Here, I want to mention a few of them. Annika Kispersky-Morris takes care of my mail, banking, and cars while I am away for so long. It’s always fun to get an email from her that includes a picture of a donation check to MicroAid! Rosemary Clubb handles all the details of subletting my apartment, and makes sure that I have a clean and tidy sanctuary when I return. The huge relief tha

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