It's been a while (again) since my last entry. For the past three weeks, I've been leading the project assessment for 125 houses to be constructed in the sub-village of Lambatueng in the village of Kajhu.
Conducting the initial village meeting.
left to right:
Ainy (Oxfam), Elizabeth (Build Change), Cici (Build Change), myself (Build Change) and Damien (AusAID)
The assessment consists of: 1, conducting village meetings informing about the housing designs, construction timeline and requirements for receiving a house while screening out any scammers. 2, visual inspection of all of the temporary houses built right after the tsunami by Oxfam, an Oxford, England based non-governmental organization (NGO). 3, Mapping out property boundaries for each homeowner, which we just finished today. 4, Interviewing each of the homeowners on housing designs and watsan (water and satiation) system placements. and 5, demolition of the Oxfam temporary houses. Once this is all done, construction of the new permanent houses will be started.
Initial sub-village meeting
Ijol and Cici prescreening the beneficiaries
people of the sub-village at the meeting
Inspecting and documenting the temporary houses.
Mapping the land
another meeting, one where we picked the names of the families who's houses will be built in the first phase.
Mapping the sites
Setting up the village noticeboard, showing the different house designs.