Spring Has Sprung in the Himalayas
I’m happy to report that the home construction in Nepal for the Dumaru family is going very well.
As you recall, we started with a dangerously damaged structure, which they had been living in since the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake.
I was worried that it would collapse on them before we could get them out. Luckily, that did not happen. We took down the old house and started with a clean site.
Of course, we are building to the highest international earthquake standards, with reinforced concrete columns and reinforced tie bands.
And since we are working in the landmarked town of Bhaktapur, the facade will conform to traditional exteriors and have wooden windows and doors.
The workers bring in materials in baskets strapped to their foreheads.
Women do a lot of the heavy lifting!
The family is very grateful and excited to move into their new, safe, permanent home. They also know that MicroAid is made up of individual donors that make this all possible. They say, "thank you.” And so do I. I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and happy. Thank you for supporting this important work. Namaste, Jon Ross