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Helping another family in Nepal

Disasters don't stop for coronavirus—and neither does MicroAid. Thanks to your support, we are helping another earthquake-survivor family in Nepal. This is a ground-up construction for a widow and her two kids, whose old house crumbled during the 2015 Gorkha disaster.

We are clearing the rubble-filled site and are going to build her a new house.

Before we could start working, MicroAid had to help her arrange the transfer of ownership of the property, as that is not a given for a widow in Nepal. Which meant our in-country project manager had to navigate the municipal bureaucracy. This is the crowd outside the office.

But, now, our mom has clear title to the land, and we can rebuild her home.

MicroAid has been helping families and communities return to self-sufficiency since 2010. We have built comfortable, permanent homes for disaster survivors in Sri Lanka, Peru, Philippines, Nepal, and Paraguay, and have done other development projects in Samoa and Myanmar. We work in places where there are no social safety nets, no insurance, no other aid organizations, and no real government assistance. The families we help would never be able to rebuild on their own. And our projects always employ local labor and materials, and impart practical skills to people in the community. During these unprecedented times, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like not to have a place to live during the lockdowns. Your donations have enabled MicroAid to save so many families around the world from this horrible fate. All our MicroAid beneficiary families are doing well in their comfortable permanent homes. Thank you for being part of this amazing work. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.


Jon Ross



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