We’ve had a turbulent past few months! It has proven difficult to provide regular maintenance to the water filter and solar panels we’ve had installed at our home in Lahore. Currently, we are considering different options. We would like to use local expertise instead of an international firm. It’s not just cheaper, but local experts also have the advantage of being on the ground. They can communicate with our sisters in their own language. That way, the sisters can learn something about how clean water and solar energy are produced. It helps them grow along with the project.
Besides logistics, we are also working on other fronts. Back in March, the mother of our charity member Jan visited Lahore and shared her expertise with the sisters at our home. She’s been a caregiver at a home for elderly people in Germany. Jan’s mom is also incredibly well-connected in Lahore and helped the sisters to find a contractor for the renovation of the run-down bathrooms.
And last but not least, our network with other institutions is constantly growing! We are not just cooperating closely with the Roshni Association, but this summer, Maria will also visit a number of other organizations that support people with disabilities in Pakistan. The St. Joseph’s Hospice in Rawalpindi is doing similar work. Check out their website to learn about their amazing project!
Look out for more updates in July and August when Maria is back in Lahore. She will again blog about her visit under In the House of Wonders.