When a natural disaster strikes somewhere in the world, like the recent earthquakes in Italy and in Myanmar, people often ask, “What can I do to help?”
Here at MicroAid, we have the answer: Go and rebuild people’s homes and get them back to their normal lives!
I am happy to report that the MicroAid house for our beneficiary family in Nepal is complete!
As you know, the Balram family lost their home in the Gorkha earthquake in April 2015.
While the Nepalese government has not rebuilt a single home, and has made it almost impossible for the other big NGOs to help, MicroAid has provided a permanent, comfortable, and safe home for this family for generations to come.
This was what they were living in when I arrived in Nepal in March. There was no way they were ever going to rebuild the home they had lost:
This is the house MicroAid built for them.
This was their old bathroom/outhouse:
Now they have indoor plumbing.
The interior of the old shack was dark and cramped and leaky, hot in the summer, cold in the winter:
New interior—light airy, secure, and weather-tight—with electric lights:
The Balram family will live comfortably in this house for many generations to come.
Thank you for contributing to this important work: helping people directly, efficiently, and completely.
When anyone asks what you have done to help the survivors of disasters, you can show them these photos… and please continue to support MicroAid International.
Namaste to you and your family,