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October 29, 2019

Even four years after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake destroyed 650,000 homes in Nepal, hundreds of thousands of families are still living in the rubble of their old houses.

But MicroAid has not forgotten, and with donor support, we continue to rebuild and repair and retrofit destroyed and damaged homes in the Kathmandu Valley.

Not only has our work put f...

August 27, 2019

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, another earthquake-survivor family in Nepal has a permanent, comfortable home.

MicroAid just finished rebuilding a house in the Kathmandu Valley for the Kayastha family, whose original home was damaged beyond repair in the 2015 earthquake. Even though the dangerous, rickety structure could have collapsed...

July 3, 2019

If you support MicroAid, your donations have paid for the bricks and mortar and local labor for the permanent house we are building for another earthquake-survivor family in Bhaktapur, Nepal. We’re almost done—here it is:

As you recall, our engineer felt that the family’s home, which was damaged in the 2015 earthquake, was too dangerous to live in,...

May 13, 2019

MicroAid is doing great—we’re building more homes for disaster-survivor families than ever, and we’re getting good press and attention. (Jon’s recent interview here: https://barcrawlradio657268108.wpcomstaging.com/2019/04/05/bcr-36-microaid-internationals-jon-ross/)

Following our successful project in Paraguay, your donations have enabled us to star...

April 18, 2019

Recently, BarCrawl Radio in New York City interviewed me about MicroAid for their podcast.

If you have ever wondered how I came to create MicroAid and why we do what we do, this will answer some questions. Most of you know the stories, but you may find new ones amusing.


February 1, 2019

We just finished the house for our flood-survivor family. It came out beautifully—but took a bit longer than expected. 

I ran into some problems in mid-December: The contractor I hired, and who I had really gotten to like, turned out to be dishonest and a thief.  

About halfway through construction he started diverting resources, materials, and manpo...

October 9, 2018

With all the disasters in the world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed—to feel that there are too many people to help.  Here at MicroAid, as you know, our philosophy is that just because we can’t help everyone, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t help someone.  I hope you know that, through your donations, you are building houses for disaster survivors right now...

September 23, 2018

As I travel to my destinations, and change planes along the way, I love how fewer and fewer people turn down the corridors with me at the airports, and how empty (and smaller) the planes become, until it’s just me and a flight crew winging our way to some remote locale.  Of course, after that, there’s usually a land-travel portion that includes van...

August 13, 2018

As you may have seen in the news, in Indonesia last week, major earthquakes caused widespread damage and loss of life on the island of Lombok, near Bali.  A series of magnitude 6-plus temblors killed more than 400 people and destroyed almost 80 percent of the homes, displacing approximately 350,000 men, women, and children.

Here at MicroAid our hear...

March 20, 2018


Our fourth project in Nepal is complete!

This means, with our donors’ support, MicroAid has given another family—and generations to come—a safe, comfortable, permanent place to live. The Nakarmi family’s home was severely damaged and made unsafe to live in the 2015 earthquake.

We retrofitted and reinforced the interior walls and floors, and c...

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