Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign, Gaza 2nd Home

by Rebuilding Alliance
Aug 22, 2008

There is a way to get cement

When the siege prevented all building materials from reaching Gaza, we asked the Al Bahry family if they would consider unconventional building materials, such as shipping containers, as a way to build their home. They worried that unconventional materials might attract too much attention and asked that we find a way to build in the traditional way in Gaza.

A limited supply of cement and concrete is now reaching Gaza. Open market prices are prohibitively high -- but we've learned there is a way for families to register for cement at set prices. The Al Bahry family will be meeting with our project manager soon.

As soon as they select an engineer to draw-up plans for their home, the project moves into full gear, to a place where dreams are made real as they plan each room of their future home.


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Rebuilding Alliance

Location: Burlingame, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rebuildingalliance.org
Project Leader:
Donna Baranski-walker
Executive Director
Palo Alto, CA United States

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