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Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation provides update on the Eastern Azerbaijan earthquake appeal

Source: The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation

We are delighted to report that as a direct consequence of your generous response to our Eastern Azerbaijan Earthquake Appeal we have exceeded the target sums and pledged assistance to even greater numbers than initially promised.

You will be aware from previous bulletins that PKCF became a member of the Hamyaran Bohran Consortium (Partners in Crisis) in order to tackle the needs of the affected population as a greater force. In October 2012 our CEO travelled to the region not only to oversee the final stages of Phase 1 of the project but to determine how best to meet the needs of the villagers with Phase 2 and beyond.

Phase 1 entailed the completion and delivery of a series of prefabricated houses and, thanks to you, 41 families are today spending the subzero winter months in these warm and comfortable homes.

Phase 2 of the relief & reconstruction effort commenced immediately after fulfillment of Phase 1 and entails construction of 35 permanent homes. Despite the impediments of the harsh winter months, work is expected to complete in March. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to Butan Gas Co. who have kindly donated gas boilers for each home.

The largesse of PKCF supporters has meant that we have been able to additionally pledge to a third phase and look forward to commencing work on the construction of 40 further homes in the spring. Members of the PKCF Board will visit East Azerbaijan in February to ensure that good and prudent management practices continue and that the needs of the most destitute of villagers are met with the utmost sense of priority.

As ever, we strive to honor our commitment to deliver your donations with diligence and care and hope that our activities to date meet with your approval.

Thank you for your continuing generosity.

The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation
February 2013

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