Some Good News
With everything that’s going on in the world, I’m pleased I can deliver some good news: We have finished the house for our beneficiary family in Nepal, and they are settling back into their new home.
As you recall, their old house was dangerously damaged in the 2015 earthquake, but the family had to live there because they had nowhere else to go.
As always, MicroAid steps in after the world’s attention has moved on. The families we help have not received other assistance—we are their last hope. With all the darkness and violence going on, I feel we are bringing some light and humanity to the world. Your support enables us to do that. So, thank you. For this project we took down the old damaged structure and built a new one.
The house cost about $35,000, which is average for a MicroAid project. The houses we build are permanent, comfortable, culturally-appropriate structures that will withstand future disasters, and last for generations to come. Every dollar we raise goes towards material and labor—overhead is paid for by the board of directors. And every dollar has an impact: $100 buys a wall of bricks, $1,000 buys 100 bags of cement, $6,000 covers doors and windows, $15,000 pays for all the labor.
As we enter the “fundraising season” and the Thanksgiving holiday next week, I hope you will continue to support our important work. Your contribution will bring some humanity into a world that sorely needs it. https://www.microaidinternational.org/copy-of-donate-1 I hope you find some solace in that.
Wishing us all peace... and peace of mind. Namaste, Jon Ross