Semi-Permanent Housing for 250 Tamil Families

We have completed preparations for building 250 units of semi-permanent housing for displaced families. The land, contractors and design are all ready. This project will be completed with Triple Gem Society funds. As the first phase, housing for 100 families will be completed within six weeks. We will sign the contract within the next day.

At the moment, housing is the most urgent need for these displaced victims of war. We can not yet know how long people may have to stay in these camps; current government estimates are 6 to 12 months. Decent living conditions will make a world of difference in improving normalcy and aiding in disease prevention.

I know that this is a big undertaking. Triple Gem Society is a small organization and humanitarian projects are not our primary focus. Even so, I feel compelled to do everything I can to help the IDPs after seeing the conditions in the camps and hearing what these people have gone through to simply survive these past six months.

Since the buildings will be semi-permanent, the final cost per unit will be about $2000 US. I know it is a lot of money to think of building 250 units. Please do not be concerned. If we think of just one family at a time we all can do this together.