Sunday, 25 October 2015

A house in Nepal - the story so far.

It's been quite a week. Last week I posted this idea with some trepidation - it seemed a slightly bonkers. But, I reasoned, the worst that could happen was nothing.

For anyone who missed the blog last week, I'm funding a house-build in Nepal. Not a city, not a village - but just one house. We need only £1500. (You can read the whole post here.)

When it's finished, it will probably look something like this, but with a tin roof.:

You can find the appeal site here.

I have been humbled by all your support. I do understand that we all have our own favourite charities. Many of us are scrabbling around trying to make ends meet. And, of course, Christmas is coming. Which makes all contributions so very precious.

On top of that - there is the publicity. I've lost count of the people who have shared this on social media. I hope I've managed to thank you all - but if I've missed anyone out, then I'm sorry. I am deeply grateful for everything you have done.

Anne suggested at 'blog blitz' - a week when as many people as possible mention this appeal on their blogs. She has agreed to post something next Monday, and I've a couple of other people with drafts in the pipeline. I'm not in a position to manage organising a blog post every day, but if anyone can drop in a word or two, next week, that would be utterly wonderful. Do give me a nudge, and I'll make sure any posts are tweeted and facebooked.

Ros has also offered a blog post when the ebook comes out, which is equally wonderful - I can't give you a timescale, Ros, but I'm getting on with this as quickly as I can.

The other prong to this appeal is the ebook. I asked for help with copy editing; I've had a number of wonderful offers. Juliet Ashwell - you can see her website here - was the first out of the blocks to offer to help. She is reducing her fee, and has been both kind and completely professional. What a star!

So there we are - and now I must rush off, I have an ebook to write. And more people to thank.


  1. Isn't that wonderful? I will also do a blog post for you, Jo. You don't have to write anything. I'll do it and just quote you if I may. Then I can link to the crowd fund site too.

    1. Thank you so much, Val - and do feel free to quote anything, link to anything. And ask if there's anything else you need to know.

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    1. Of course - do get in touch and we can talk details. Thank ou, Carol.

  3. Maybe when someone blogs about this they could put a link to their blog on the comments here and we could all visit their blog as a thank you for helping out. I see Jo's fund is a third of the way to the total, I'm sure we can help her reach her target. This is such a good cause please get on Twitter and shout about it and on Facebook too. We need as many bloggers as possible to blog about this next week.thanks!

    1. You've been unstinting in your support, Anne, do some of the success of this is down to you. You've been wonderful.

    2. What is good about your fund Jo is that it is doable (if that's a word) you are one third there in a few days. That family will have their house.

  4. I'm glad it's all coming along well.

    Greetings from London.