The Building Homes Program is under the Patronage of St. Joseph the Worker
WE SHARE is asking $5,000.00 from donors to build a house. A house actually costs about $8,000.00 to build but the other $3,000.00 will come from local contributors plus the family itself. The family will most likely be doing the actual building of the house themselves.
A house will be built between 400 to 500 square feet depending on the size and need of the family and the decision will be made in a discussion between the social service and the family. The social service has various house plans that can be chosen from. It will include 2 small bedrooms, kitchen, hall and toilet. They will also have electricity and most have running water but some have to get water from their well or their neighbors.
“Cents of Land”
In Southern India land is measured in cents.
1 acre = 100 cents = 4840 square yards
1 cent = 48.4 square yards
1 square yard = 9 square feet
1 cent = 48.4 * 9 = 435.6 square feet.
One small room will be 100 square feet (10×10=100square feet)
Although the entire house costs $5,000.00 to build, we ask you to consider donating whatever works. The donation goes towards the house that is presently being worked on. This will become the house of the people who donated towards it. After the completion of the house, a picture and thank you letter will be sent via e-mail. After the completion of each house, a new family will be presented for a house and the goal will be worked on again.
You are encouraged to share this mission with all your friends and relatives along with churches or any other organizations to help build houses for the poor.