Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Raise the Roof!

Kick up your heels! Party! Spend money! Let’s keep those cash tills ringing and boost the economy! It’s easy to forget at this time of year, when shops are crying out for customers and enticing them with special offers, that too much spending is what got us into trouble in the first place.


So I’m doing my best to restrain myself this Christmas, but one thing I will be spending money on is a new roof; not for me, but for the ladies at Samunnat in Nepal. They need to finish their new home, somewhere safe where they can work and escape the domestic abuse they have suffered. If they can find 500 people to donate $20 each, they might just get there.

stairs of hope

I got my credit card out this afternoon, idly wondering if I should buy a crate of white or a crate of red. Why not both? Then I realised that all I’m being asked to donate is the cost of a single bottle (and it certainly won’t do me any harm to go without a drink for a day or two.)

I logged on to find out more about Samunnat’s Raising the Roof campaign and read that the money raised will help people like Maya, who is disfigured by facial and body tumours and rejected by her peers, but warmly welcomed at Samunnat. Thank you Wendy Moore, for sharing her story.

Maya’s story

My tiny drop in the ocean has hopefully joined other tiny drops, and the next bottle of wine will taste all the sweeter for it.

You can find out more about the Samunnat project (and donate if you choose to) by visiting the Samunnat website below:

2 comments on “Raise the Roof!

  1. Wendy Moore
    December 11, 2013

    Oh lovely Deb, thank you so much for this! We are well on the way to our target and “Maya” will have a home. We are currently having a glitch with PayPal so if people would like to donate can they contact us via the website and we can give them direct banking details. Thanks again for the encouragement and the HOY! See you very soon!!!!! Woo Hoooo


    • debhuntinbrokenhill
      December 12, 2013

      Thanks Wendy, I’ll amend the post and look forward to seeing you in Broken Hill very soon! x


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I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.

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