WHERE WE WORK
MicroAid works anywhere in the world where there are natural disasters and people need our help. We go in after the emergency response and relief operations of other organizations have begun to wind down, and the world's attention has moved on.
MicroAid operates in areas where there are no social safety nets, no insurance programs, and no real government assistance. We help survivors of disasters who have nowhere else to turn.
MicroAid gives no-strings-attached hands-on assistance—rebuilding permanent homes and replacing tools of livelihood—to help people return to self-sufficiency.
DISASTER: Chiaps Earthquake 2017, Oaxaca State, Mexico.
MICROAID RESPONSE: Built one home from the ground up for one family. Preparing to repair and retrofit three others.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2020
CONTINUING to raise funds to help earthquake-survivor families.
The Chiaps Earthquake was one of the strongest in Mexico's history...
DISASTER: Cyclone Nargis, 2008, Irrawaddy Delta, Burma.
MICROAID RESPONSE: Provided clean water system for clinic in Ah Lett Chaung Village in the Cyclone Nargis affected area.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2014
CONTINUING to raise funds to help more cyclone-survivor families.
Cyclone Nargis was a strong tropical cyclone that caused the worst natural disaster in the recorded history of Burma...
DISASTER: Earthquake, April 2015, Kathmandu and large surrounding area.
MICROAID RESPONSE TO DATE: Built five houses from the ground-up for five families; repair and retrofit six homes for other families.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2016
CONTINUING to raise funds to help more earthquake-survivor families.
The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. It occurred on 25 April...
DISASTER: Yearly flooding, Asuncion
MICROAID RESPONSE: One new home construction.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2018
Every year the Rio Paraguay floods the low lying barrios of Asuncion forcing hundreds of thousands of people...
DISASTER: Extreme flooding/mudslides, 2010, Sacred Valley, Peru.
MICROAID RESPONSE: Built a home for the Ormachea-Hermoza family.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2013
CONTINUING to raise funds to help more flood-survivor families.
In January and February, 2010, the area near Machu Pichu, Peru, experienced the worst rains it’s had in 20 years. As a result, there were massive floods and...
DISASTER: Super Typhoon Haiyan, 2013; subsequent typhoons; Philippine eastern regions
MICROAID RESPONSE: Built four houses for two families.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2015
CONTINUING to raise funds to help more typhoon-survivor families.
Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, devastating portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in early-November...
DISASTER: Tsunami, 2009, Upolu, Samoa
MICROAID RESPONSE : Replaced fishing kits in Salea’aumua village and replaced canoes in Matafa’a.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2012
CONTINUING to raise funds to help more tsunami-survivor villages.
On September 29, 2009, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.3 struck in the South Pacific between...
DISASTER: Tsunami, 2004, Sri Lanka
MICROAID RESPONSE: One new home construction, two home completions, two orphan scholarships funded.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing since 2010
CONTINUING to raise funds to help more tsunami-survivor families.
On December 26, 2004, a massive tsunami devastated the coastal regions in the Indian Ocean. In Sri Lanka over 50,000 people were killed, tens of thousands of homes destroyed, hundreds of thousands of people...