On the 29th day from the date of Earthquake2015, upon request from a local social worker Mr. Kumar Khakural, we traveled towards the Dhading -Chatre Deurali Ward No. 1; a beautiful small isolated village, far from any developments reach although not so far as in the distance from Kathmandu. The place was badly damaged including loss of lives. Few of the upper class families who could afford were rebuilding there houses and the one’s who were unable were staying under the tents provided by some organisations.  Based on site status, communications with locals and interview with families, we identified and selected 16 families who were most deprived and were not able to construct their shelter by themselves.

11357089_691978337596543_3567452164953235941_o
11269010_691978447596532_8856826319365613885_o
11054859_691978297596547_6120766480404982500_o
11155178_692722814188762_7745870006331316817_o
Rebuilding: Phase II -Dhading Chatre Deurali (Ward No: 1)

35th day from the date of EarthQuake2015, we started our project Rebuilding: Phase II at Chatre Deurali-1 of Dhading district. Although, it took some time for us to arrange the fund and to identify the proper location to safely build the house for those selected families, we were able to start it on timely. Locals were very helpful to work with us as a volunteer. We were able to collect some amount donated by our local friends and friends from overseas; who were convinced by our previous project Rebuilding: Phase I -Bungamati.

11119125_694603984000645_1816175120805358624_o
885543_694603980667312_2102546749073312974_o
11337019_694604057333971_1846693750765278995_o
11118625_694604060667304_8407551139472999064_o

From the date onwards, the project continued for hundred and thirty two (132) days and we were able to complete sixteen (16) houses and one added later for the total of seventeen (17) houses. Meanwhile we also distributed few sewing machines to the families waiting for re-eastablishments, stationaries and books to the children of surrounding areas and were able to train few locals on building houses using modern tools.

19400_695130150614695_6232523138116507811_n
11289454_697567093704334_104633502724984108_o
11313010_697567100371000_3985955856622072732_o
11289612_697567097037667_443950022036427347_o
11312953_697567083704335_1526512394341144226_o
11425854_697928777001499_1956641257044173215_o
10530511_698418216952555_722197011302760285_o
11058370_699017213559322_5205334696339431680_o
11008593_701786816615695_1400594271018930557_n
11412430_699547976839579_3323739048452866981_n
11406442_699548030172907_7325929257529761983_o
906059_720621658065544_3485746542952297456_o-2
11313019_700786580049052_7224259227996427442_o
11336837_696209993840044_1363483320834600191_o
11127719_696209923840051_8194420951995300402_o
11145035_696210020506708_984935547912470714_o

after completion of rebuilding..

After completion of building seventeen (17) shelters as per our project plan, we handed over the houses to the respected families. Soon after this, we realised the need of few common toilets and the clean drinking water requirements. Our estimated budget had already crossed its mark due to the extra payments to the transport of building materials to the site caused by blockade from India.

We decided to exhibit and sale our photos as an exhibition to raise the fund for building toilets and to buy clean drinking water poly tanks. The exhibition “Nepal is Beautiful -I” went well as expected and we were able to collect enough fund through sales of our photographs and few donations received.

With in a month period we build eight (8) common toilets and distributed seventeen (17) poly tanks for clean drinking water.

12140106_760199754107734_2342996011453529047_o
12038854_760200384107671_4682093431657629107_o
12095126_760207247440318_4983686761112908918_o
11416402_699548050172905_1238196268073125768_o

Winter ….

As the winter knocked, childrens and some adults living on those temporary shelters were badly affected. We planned ahead for this issue and started searching for donors to provide warm blankets. Mr. Mani Lama -senior photographer and Mr Meghraj Samsher Thapa, Mr Anup Samsher Thapa from Dharmamukteshwor Guthi Pariwar provided us some warm blankets to this cause.

10557748_790297637764612_587455497360104554_o
10572121_790304497763926_3258161129443722396_o
12466283_790298201097889_8508198946265321466_o
980482_790299104431132_5657922291274953306_o