Happy New Year! MicroAid is starting the new year by “scaling up.”
Over the years, many of you have asked how we are going to expand the organization and help more people. While I was in Nepal last year, I worked with a very capable interpreter /assistant, Nabina Duwal. During that job, and since my return to the U.S., I’ve been training her to run a small project on her own—Nabina will be MicroAid’s first in-country project manager. She will be coordinating a modest-sized home repair for an earthquake-survivor family. I will be in daily contact with her, making sure the project is done efficiently and completely—the MicroAid way. Our new MicroAid Nepal project manager is the first step toward expanding our work.
Meanwhile, I will be focusing on flood survivors in Paraguay, where an international real estate firm has invited MicroAid to partner with them to help rebuild homes. I will lead a MicroAid disaster recovery project and oversee home construction for survivor families. Also in the works are future projects in Nicaragua and Ecuador.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to continue to be generous, compassionate, and tolerant. Here at MicroAid, with your help, we will.
I hope 2017 is treating you well, so far.
All the best,