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GSBN:Contacts in Chile
Hi Becky and Malcolm,
This is an indirect contact, but it may bear some fruit with a little foot
work. I gave a straw-bale workshop in Argentina in 1999 and there were
several participants from the ADRA office in Chile. I don't remember their
names, but you could probably make contact with them by contacting Fernando
Muller, from the Argentina ADRA office, mullerfernando@... or
Ronald Kuhn, the ADRA Latin America Regional director ,
adra@.... You might also try to contact Mario Ochoa, ADRA
vice-president at the ADRA headquarters 104100.140@... (this a
general email address, not direct to Mario).
A California bale builder, Greg McMillan also has a lot of contacts in
Chile (especially if you enjoy fishing...). You can contact him at
Good luck! Raleigh is doing great work. All my best,
- ----- Original Message -----
From: GSBN <GSBN@...
To: Barbara Jones <jbarbara@...
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2000 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: Strawbale contacts in chile
-------------------- Original Message Follows --------------------
Hello to all,
Bee Rowan has just come back from Mongolia and sends this message.
Best wishes, Barbara
Needed - contacts for current straw bale builders or projects in Chile;
contacts for any known projects that may benefit from straw bale
involvement and comments on the following.
I have just returned from Mongolia where as part of Raleigh International,
we built 2 ten bed, 21 roomed straw bale health clinics in rural areas,
together with the local community. This project is a direct result of Kelly
Lerner's involvement in Mongolia, firstly with ADRA and then through the
Nations Development Programme.
Raleigh International (RI) is a youth development charity with the primary
objective of empowering young people from both the UK and internationally,
through personal growth in challenging and unique experiences in
developing countries. Twenty percent of the expedition venturers are
local to the
host country, funded and equipped by Raleigh. RI generally works with NGOs in
the host country, focusing on environmental and community projects. The
expedition leader in Mongolia, Malcolm Sutherland, established this
exciting, ambitious community project, working in partnership with UNDP under
scheme for the alleviation of poverty, and the promotion of energy efficiency,
and these first two clinics were the pilot buildings for a further 34 clinics.
RI will be building a total of 12 of these clinics in the next 4 years, based
on 2 clinics per expedition. The buildings have been jointly financed by RI
and UNDP, and the work is,undertaken by the venturers under the supervision
and training of Raleigh volunteer staff, and by local people, working on a
mutual transference of skills and building traditions and promoting the use of
straw as a viable and accessible material.
Malcolm is now the new expedition leader for Raliegh in Chile, where the
current community projects lack creativity and potential, and he is
particulary interested in creating the opportunity to use straw again in
establishing equally exciting, new community projects in consultation with
NGOs/local communities. Malcolm has vision and committment, but is new to
Chile and open to ideas. The projects will continue for at least 4 years,
so this is potentially a great opportunity for innovative, creative, straw
bale building projects. Anyone with contacts, ideas or relevant information
should get in touch with Malcolm as soon as possible on
with a copy to me at beerowan@...And feel free to contact me if
you need or want any further information. Many thanks. Bee.
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