How we help...
We complete fairly substantial cement block houses which
have stood unfinished for months or very often years.
Government grants can
help with housing, enough to build the walls but there is never enough money
to finish a building.
Many people take out loans to begin building a house,
but high interest payments or bad management (due to
lack of education) prevent
them from completing the building.
We finish walls, put a roof on, screed floors
and provide windows and doors.
We repair poorly built bamboo, mud brick, or burnt
We also repair houses damaged by monsoon rains, landslip or the voracious white ants.
We build simple low cost burnt brick and tin sheet
Operation Monsoon is The Banyan Tree's
project to alleviate chronic housing problems among the poorest people.
several years we have helped many people to have a secure and substantial home,
some for the first time.
The smallest of gifts makes a HUGE difference.