I am excited to share that our team in Nepal has finished the first 6 house of the 35 we have committed to help them build. One of the really great parts of this is that they completed six homes even though we could only send them the funds for 5. These guys are incredibly resourceful and continue to prove to us that we have put our faith in the right team. Here are the photos they sent after the first long day of construction work.
Here is the report they sent after the second long day of construction.
We did the finishing part yesterday. We coated the walls with a mixture of mud, cow dung and water (this is the traditional Nepali way of coating walls and the floor which is also very hygienic) for 3 houses, where as we supported other 3 houses with our resources like tins, copper wires, tarps and etc. as they had their structure build for themselves and they only needed the major resources as a result we could help out an extra house which was in our later list. For the three houses that we’ve built according to our design, we have completed the framework of a house but in order to transform that house into a home we want the people living in that house to do the interiors which would create a sense of belongingness rather than the house just being a structure of tins and bamboos. We’ve provided them with tarps and other essential equipment’s. We will be going there for an inspection in two days and see what more can be done.
At our request they sent a group photo after their second exhausting day of building.
And when they returned in two days this is what they found.
From the rubble of their earthquake demolished homes these folks had pulled door frames and windows as well as woven mats, carpets and blankets. In two days they turned this house into a home. I’m so excited to say that six families in the town of Shikaritar are sleeping safe and dry under the roof of their own home tonight. And I’m also happy to tell you that we can build more of these homes for only $250 each. As of today we have a goal of 29 more homes – they need to be built as soon as possible as the monsoons are starting and people will die if they don’t have proper shelter. Please donate whatever you can by clicking one of the buttons to the right. If you can’t afford $250 then speak with ten friends and see if each of you can give $25. Together we can help rebuild Nepal and you can proudly tell your friends – I built a house in Nepal!
-Carolyn, for Hope Partnership Nepal