Here are some of the homes that were damaged in the storm last month. We helped quite a few with repairs, giving bricks and tin for their roofs. Our kids home is the one with the tree in the side of it. We were able to find their dad and told him if he repaired the walls we would put a new roof on. He agreed and our guys finished up on the roof this week. Two of our workers lost their entire home. The one’s home that was lost was actually one of his wives home and it was flattened.
The reason many were demolished was because many people can’t afford to use concrete as mortar, they use mud about 3/4 of the way up and finish the rest with concrete. Also, use unbaked brick that over time wear away.
We are thankful that we were able to help quite a few, ones that came and asked if we had work so that they could make repairs. The rains are still coming each week, we are thankful for that because we have beautiful sunflowers growing again and hay. Trying to get in as much as we can to feed the animals through the dry season.
About the wife’s house. I see America and all the people wanting to embrace Muslims and even adapt their ways. If they really understood what it means to be a woman in this culture they would change their minds. We went to inspect our worker’s home, it’s a fairly new home built with money saved while he was working on our mill and rabbit house. Christian had built two nice wood doors for it. It is a nice, pretty large home by standards here. We were surprised when he came asking for work to fix his house because it was flattened. As we drove up we could see it was still standing. Curious, we were directed to the pile of bricks next to it, the second wife’s house. I will say we don’t know that he doesn’t have intentions to build her a nicer home but I was so sad to think of this lady living in about a 6’x8′ “house” with two or three kids right across from the nice new home the other wife and kids live in. I don’t care that this culture accepts multiple wives, you will never make me believe women are content living this way. But the alternative is to be a single woman and that is a dangerous life to live. So, they marry and accept what they get. American women have no idea, when they are wanting to embrace something they don’t fully understand. Yelling about not having equal rights and not treated fairly. Come to a country where women really don’t have any worth in society’s eyes and little rights and you will be thankful for what you have there. I pray that will our help and his working again she will get a little nicer home to raise her babies in.