Light at the end of the tunnel
I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and secure. As you know, MicroAid has continued to rebuild permanent houses for disaster survivors even through the pandemic, quarantines, and lockdowns. We completed a large house (two houses, actually, that were connected) for two families in Nepal, in 2020, and in February 2021, we started another smaller home, for a widow and her two children, in the same town in the Kathmandu Valley. MicroAid choses widows and female-lead households when we have the opportunity.
Even six years after the massive Gorkha earthquake, hardly any houses in the urban areas of Nepal have been rebuilt or repaired. But thanks to your support, MicroAid has been helping family after family return to comfortable, safe, and permanent homes. The latest project is in a tight alley in the ancient town of Bhaktapur. We got our plans approved and obtained the permits, then did the traditional “puja” ceremony to bless the construction site. Now, we are in full construction mode. Digging the foundation, setting the rebar for the concrete columns, and laying the brick walls.
We cleared the old destroyed home and have started pouring the foundation and reinforced concrete columns. There are neighbor walls encroaching on our site, but we are working it out.
Thank you for being a part of this important work. The families we help have no other recourse—no insurance, no social safety nets, and no meaningful government assistance. They are well aware that MicroAid consists of a many people generously donating to make their life easier. Thank you. Sincerely, Jon Ross