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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...

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...

October 11, 2017

Paraguay is interesting so far. I guess I’m used to third-world Asia, because this place seems pretty developed, prosperous, clean, and uncrowded; there is constant electricity and water in the capital, Asuncion, and solid wifi and hot water in my hotel room, which is a cheap-and-cheerful place near the old city-center. The roads seem well-maintain...

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