Family house heavily destroyed by the Kumamoto earthquakes

Update posted by Sawa Amano On Apr 13, 2017

Hello everyone,

It has been exactly a year since the earthquakes so I would like to update you on our situation now.

Huge thank you to everyone who donated to us. Now most parts of the house are repaired. My parents are able to stay at home as before. We waited 11 months for the roof to be fixed; so just a couple of weeks ago the carpenters finally came and repaired it. However, when it rains very heavily, the roof still leaks a little.

We are still waiting for carpenters to repair a few parts of the walls inside. We also still have cracks in many places due to the house leaning. The carpenters said that it was impossible to fix it because the main structure of the house is leaning - and they can only support the structure - so we have to leave it as it is. It also prevents us from closing the windows properly unfortunately but that is not such a big problem.

The most important thing is that my parents can now live there again! Unfortunately, we still have earthquakes. That scares us very much but we hope that there won't be any as big as the ones last year.

Thank you again for all your support! We all appreciate your help, even my parents' grandchildren who can now safely visit their grandma and grandpa at home 😊

Sawa

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Update posted by Sawa Amano On Aug 14, 2016

We are very thankful to everyone who has donated and supported us so far. There are still some smaller earthquakes happening but it happens less then before so we hope that there will not be any new major earthquake. There are a couple of updates I would like to share with you.

We have repaired:

- the entrance door(put cloth on it, still need to repair but it's able to use now)

- windows facing the street

- sorted out all the rubble inside of the house

- got rid of broken furtniture

- repaired the toilet

- ''carpenters'' we are waiting for them but it will take a while because there are not many in the area and they are booked to visit too many shattered houses

Our plan to buy a prefab house for our parents to put in the garden had to be changed as the company that sells them in our area put the prices up so much! Because the money is tight we decided we would rather put all of it towards the house renovation.

My parents have been sleeping at relatives' place and just this week they decided to try to sleep in the house even though it is hard to breathe inside because it is still very dusty.

What is still pressing issue is to stabilize the house which is leaning on one side and to repair the roof which has most of the tiles missing.

We would greatly appreciate if you could share our gogetfunding page on your social media. Thank you very much!

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一日も早く家族みんなで安心して暮らせますように。

井岡 石原 小沼

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Dear Sawa, I was very sad to read what happened to your parents' house. I remember very fondly our meeting in the Czech Republic and am sorry that you and your family are having such hard times. Wish you good luck with the fundraising and hope your parents will be able to move back into their repaired house soon.

Jana Vanisova

Backed with ¥22222.00 On Jun 18, 2016

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I wish my friends Sawa-san and Maya-chan all the best!! I understand how dreadful the earthquake would be, and how life and home were threaten. I wish your family stay safe and live peacefully at their memorable home soon.

Kanae Narisawa

Backed with ¥10000.00 On Jun 16, 2016

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Sawa Best of luck with raising the amount you need, it's a terrible thing to have happened to your family. I'll do my best to spread the word!

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