This was the tent they called home for the past five years. Very durable
(Shera DenQuan) survived for five years in below 0 temperatures, rain and the scorching sun. This was the
last year for it to be used.
Elias said "I did not know what I was promising but I wanted
to promise to do everything possible to help them." Elias
researched and found out that, tt would cost us $300 CDN to build a
home for a family. Elias gave the families his word to tell his friends in Canada about the sad experiences.
He promised to do what ever it took to help build a house.
Elias came back to Canada with a video tape and pictures
of the families living in the canvas tent. After hearing the stories from Elias, seeing the tapes and pictures We were
all moved and so determined to put our words into action.
Kids (our hope) checking their new home and trying to help their parents.
There were 17 families that needed a home . So, we divided all
the seventeen families for two of us each, which cost one person Only $150 CDN.
The money coming out of our pocket didn't compare to the hardship the families went through. None of us had to
think twice before we started to make this a reality. In addition to
our contribution for "The Housing Project", we had a social (party) evening. Which really helped make our
We did it!!! We managed to build 17 houses we promised to
build. That is a moment none of us will forget.. Many of us visited the families we helped and brought pictures
for the ones what weren't able to go. It is a wonderfull thing one can do. It just goes to show us that it doesn't
take a lot of effort or money to make a difference. All you need is determination, hope and persistence, the rest
will just fall into place.
The father, proudly standing by the door in 1998.
Today the father of five kids have passed away after being ill for a few months. He passed away after about a year
his home was built. At least he was happy for a year before his death. Today our generation we hardly contribute
for our country, or we have so many reasons and excuses not to. Mostly not knowing how to go about doing it. It
makes us so proud being able to contribute this way and being able to see the results.