First real homes! 17 June 2015
As a third food parcel was received recently, we asked George what he thought would be best to do with our funds, who said shelter is priority for the women and children.
Although treated timber is expensive along with roofing iron given the freight required to get to the island, we have worked out we can afford to build 3 'sleeping houses' for three families in much need. Yarwel with 4 children, Batari with 7 children, along with Naomi who is an elderly lady in a very poor village with 2 grand daughters living with her.
These ladies are thrilled to hear the news given they have lived their lives in local grass huts with dirt floors, so these will be their first real homes. Adam is heading over to Vanuatu to construct them in July. The plan is for 3 A-frame style houses, a new style for most, but a strong style which will provide for a mezzanine floor with extra sleeping space, although to stretch funds there will be some local materials used like bamboo. It also is similar to their custom cyclone houses, and the airport building on the island which is also A-frame and built for cyclones.
Our grateful thanks again for your support, which will be such a blessing for these families.