With your support, Sakunti now lives in their new home with her elderly mother, husband and two sons ages 9 and 10 in Eastern Nepal.
“Before, we were living in a much smaller house which was leaky and unsafe,” she said.
Through participatory activities and training led by Habitat, Sakunti increased her awareness of the vulnerabilities related to shelter and natural disasters. She and her husband also worked throughout the construction of the home as part of the training.
The total cost of building the home was around $4,500 and they contributed 40,000NPR (AUD$515) from their savings.
The family’s income comes from her husband’s work as a rickshaw puller while Sakunti does seasonal labour.
“I like my new home. It has a good roof that doesn’t leak and even has concrete floors. It is better than other houses and I feel safe and secure,” she said.
With your help, we can continue to help other families have a safe and secure home.
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