Story number 1 for 2 Mar 2001

By March 2, 2001

(India)–We begin today’s newscast in India where evangelical groups are trying to pick up the pieces after January’s deadly earthquake. Christian Blind Mission International’s Rolf Muggenburg (MOO-gehn-boorg) says all of their Gujarati programs have been affected and they’re focused on rebuilding so they can continue sharing the Gospel. “We are in the process now to restructure three school buildings and three hostels for blind and disabled children. And, we will also be in the process of re-equipping all the schools to bring back a normal life.” Costing nearly a half-million dollars. Muggenburg says they will also help the poor prove home ownership. He explains why. “The Indian government gives 22-thousand Indian Rupees for every family who has lost its low cost house. This is sufficient to set up a new facility, but these people can not prove that the land where this destroyed house has been standing on is their own.”

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