Up to 2019
The first rebuild we undertook was almost by accident!
The house was occupied by 12 people which consisted of three branches of the one family and was falling down. Sarah asked young English surveyors to have a look at it and their recommendation was immediate demolition and rebuild as it was too dangerous to live in.
In a weak moment she agreed to rebuild it and figured in her head if she could not raise the money she could put it onto her credit card! Plans were drawn up and we swung into action. We found a local builder called Damith who had a big enough team to work with speed. He was a qualifed carpenter, 6 weeks later the build was complete – just in time for Monsoon! Furniture needed was purchased and electricity installed. This was funded by a donation from Sarah’s mother.
This was the start of what is now an established build programme. We have a basic template of a house which we use and adapt it to each build we undertake.
We have also helped a number of people with purchase of materials for repairing damaged buildings, roofing materials, construction of temporary kitchens and several temporary houses to enable people to get out from living in a tent!
4 Temporary houses
42 permananent block built houses
1 preschool – including purchase of the land
2 Instant repair to wattle & daub house
4 lots rental for housing
£200 towards a roof on a constructed house
15 construction of temporary kitchen
4 Construction of block build kitchen
3 Construction of shower cubicle
13 Purchase of 10 perch land for rebuild
8 concrete for screed floor
4 Money for sand and cement to plaster
2 gable walls
47 Supply electricity to a house
1 Supply & fit wooden windows and doors to a badly damaged house
8 Erection of fences
350 Mosquito nets
17 Table top gas cookers and cylinders
48 Plastic table & chairs
85 Washing bowls
15 Cooking utensils
12 Metal kettle
1 Baby flask for heating milk
18 Tea Pot and cups
8 sets drinking glasses
1 Electric kettle
4 Coconut scraper & bowl for washing
37 Wooden chairs
27 whicker chairs
3 Wooden dining table and 6 chairs
29 Wooden sideboard