In July of 2014 we completed our 40th straw bale house! This was also the 5th house we built with SCIPPER (Spinal Cord Injury Project for Pakistan Earthquake Rehabilitation), which cares for women and children paralyzed in the 2005 Kashmir Earthquake. Rubina Saleem was paralyzed in that quake, and after multiple hospital stays, she lived with her three children in one room in a slum without basic facilities. Rubina’s new wheelchair accessible house has restored her mobility and greatly improved her family’s dignity and quality of life.
The land was donated by Mrs. Baig. Zeba, Ali and Haider Vanek donated the funds to build her house.