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Lets Build A Home For Neelu, The Horse

The Muskaan Jaivik Self Help Group has recently acquired Neelu. Neelu is a beautiful  pack horse whose former owner (another) was not able to take care of anymore.

The problem for Neelu is, that the group does not have a shed for him yet. For several reasons, the transfer of the horse has, however already taken place.

Right now, a neighbouring farmer is friendly enough to give temporary shelter to Neelu, but that means a lot of work both for him and for us. Being a group of smallholding organic farmers, Muskaan Jaivik SHG has the resources to take good care of Neelu, but we are having trouble finding money for the construction of the shed.

The shed will be built as part of the groups farmers centre. The centre is a group of buildings, connected to a small farm. The horse shed will be built absolutely sustainable. 

Only local materials (wood, stone, slate and mud), and local craftsmen will be involved in the construction. No cement is used. The walls will be made of rammed earth, which used to be a more common way of building than it is today. That way, if the shed should ever be out of use and deconstructed, nothing will remain, but the stone foundation, some slate roof shingles and a pile of dirt.

For more information check about our group and PGS check out our Website.

A big THANK YOU to everyone helping us out!
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8th April 2017
We would like to thank donors and friends who made the construction of the Horse shed possible. Our friend now has a place to stay at the farm. More links and photos of the shed and farm are at this site (https://goo.gl/photos/ukR8vriJxQW6UHHGA) . We were able to build the structure using traditional and natural materials available along with rural craft. We were also able to employ local craftsmen to build the structure is rammed earth - a craft that is fast disappearing from the mountains.

To see examples of the mountain craft on sustainable building systems - please see this video https://goo.gl/photos/5RASiJPfpneiCNr3A.

In case anyone needs information on these systems please get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist.

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Beneficiary: Muskaan Jaivik SHG info_outline

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