The 40 people chosen to receive $200 gifts were: children who lost their parents and home; amputees; widows who lost home and husband; elders left with no means of support and no home; mothers with young children who lost their husband and/or home. Forty of the most afflicted with the pain and sorrow from this tragedy tell the story in the sweet film on the home page. Their names and their grants are on the document you see there. Don't miss this chance to see the faces of DIRECT AID as you have always wished it would be, from your hand to the recipients hands.
Now using that experience as our pilot project, we have set the goal to rebuild these two villages of approximately 700 houses. We will go after foundations for grant money, and use your donations to prime the pump! We are seeking $10,000 from the community as a good faith effort in support of this house rebuilding project. If we are successful in gaining grants for this reconstruction phase, we will also build a rural health station. As the UN agencies built a town hall in Petku to help the elders survive the winter, this health station will be part of infrastructure development to assist the villagers in continuing to help themselves. In addition, as the destruction of the animals was a profound tragedy for this farming community, we will seek the help of Heifer International, and other groups who wish to provide animals to help them start over after this long, cold winter. Lets join together to make sure they are not in tin and rubble shelters next winter, but have earthquake engineered homes of their dreams. You can pay for a complete home, including animal pens, for $3000. Just send us a check and a note, or go to the donate button for Nepal. Any donation to AOMAA (501c3) is tax deductible, and all, large or small will help.
AOMAA has a few needs to make this happen. We need to replace the old laptop, pay for the post office box and facilitate communications for this campaign. We are grateful to a California family for $200 to rebuild the website for this housing initiative in Nepal. Anyone wishing to help, please hit the PayPal button to earmark administrative costs, or leave us a message if you have questions. We will respond.
Yours in service,
Dr. Lucia Cargill