Emergency Relief Fund in South-East Asia.

by The Branch Foundation
Jun 26, 2012

Boarding House Repairs at the Shan Refugee Camp

Fixing the thatches onto the new roof
Fixing the thatches onto the new roof

Once again, we would like to sincerely thank every individual who has donated towards this vital project.

I’m pleased to inform you all that with the money that has been raised so far, we have been able to contribute to fixing the roof of the girl’s boarding house in the Shan Refugee Camp, which provides a safe and comfortable living/sleeping area for 10 girls who are either orphans or whose parents are not otherwise able to support them.

In recent months, the old thatched roof and supporting beams have been deteriorating quickly due to the rainy season. This has meant that the girls not only have been sleeping in an area that is becoming unsafe but also have been subjected to the outside elements. Many girls became sick due to the dampness in the boarding house and their quality of sleep was badly affected by the wet conditions. A quote from one of the girls from the boarding house is as follows:

“We don’t have worry for the rain now and we can sleep sweetly by listening the sound of rain drops onto our new roof. Before we were very worried if it was cloudy and there was thunder. We prayed for it not to rain but it rained anyway and we had to cover our clothes. Sometime we got wet because we had to cross the small lake in our house. Now all the water is gone. Thanks a lot to the donors”

As you can see, the girls are now able to sleep in a comfortable environment, maintain good health and also ensure that they can have a good night's sleep so that they can continue their studies at their full potential.

This shows just how important it is that we have a contingency fund in which we can quickly react to situations like these.

To see more pictures of the construction of the new roof and beams, please click the following:

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Please continue to follow and support this project so that we can respond to emergency relief situations quickly and effectively. We will be sure to keep you updated!

With sincere gratitude,

The Branch Foundation

The new supporting beams being put into place
The new supporting beams being put into place
The girls helping to fix their home
The girls helping to fix their home



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The Branch Foundation

Location: Chiang Mai - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.thebranchfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Tom Rosen
Project Manager
London, London United Kingdom

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