It is time to take the Karis Widows to 6 homes a year. To accomplish this goal, we have to raise $77,500. Of this amount, we need to raise $69,100. Your sponsorship of Karis Widows is much needed.
We have a goal of increasing our monthly donations by 100 gifts of $30 per month. Please join us.
WE LEARNED OUR LESSON
Each home rebuild costs on average $13,000 from start to finish. Locals in that region handle all labor, materials, and construction management. We have discovered the need to keep finances in the country and use local labor and materials. In the past, we would bring teams from the United States thinking that it would be less expensive to build, and this is true. The overall cost to rebuild a widow's home is less when we bring teams, but what message does it send to the local people? From this, we learned several life lessons;
1. Here in the USA, we don't build the same way they do. It required more time and effort because we didn't know their system for building. We had to hire local help to correct problems which we wouldn't have if we had hired locally in the first place.
Suppose you invite ten people to come to Nicaragua to build a home. Each person will pay, on average, $1500 for the trip. That's a total of $15,000. This cost doesn't include materials and extra labor costs to train these ten to build a home in Nicaragua. Our costs total $13,000 per home, on average, from start to finish. One church, business, or organization could pay for one house a year and help the greater community in Nicaragua.
2. Every time we brought labor from outside the country, we took income from the local Nicaraguans. What message was this sending to those we desired to help? We learned it is far better to keep all labor, materials, and construction management in Nicaragua, thereby increasing financial stability for the community, which has become a side benefit of the Karis Widows.
3. Our on-site manager Jerenia is far better suited to connect with the pastors and community leaders and meet personally with the widows who need a home.
Your gift helps provide a widow with a safe and secure home.
Local labor and suppliers gain an income which is then poured back into the community as a whole.
Your gift is creating far more than one home rebuild.
It creates economic increase and stability.
Karis Widows is a project of Build HIs House or BHH. We are a nonprofit 501.c3. All donations are tax-deductible. When you give to the Karis Widows, it goes directly into fulfilling the next phase of building six homes a year.
Please join us as we raise the needed funds for our next six homes. Thanks for considering.
Your generosity is a big part of what makes BHH possible and we greatly appreciate it!
Thank You Gift
When you give a monthly gift to help rebuild a widow's home, we'd like to send you a gift from BHH as a thank you for making her world better! If you would like this gift please email our Administrator at: BHHInternational@gmail.com
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