When the first of the Nepal earthquakes hit in April last year, Sarmil and her family were working outside while her two year-old daughter, Sarjala was alone in their home.
When Sarmil realised what was happening, she ran inside and scooped up Sarjala. As they made their way to safety, their home crumbled to the ground behind them. They lost everything.
Almost a year on, Sarmil’s family find it hard to talk about the earthquake. They have trouble sleeping at night and often worry whether another disaster will strike.
“Life is very difficult,” says Sarmil, “but after receiving
our shelter kit from Habitat we are starting to feel more
normal – like humans again.”
With your support, Sarmil and her family are now looking ahead to a more hopeful future and will be the beneficiary of a new Habitat-built home that will be completed later this year.
“We do not make much money so could not have built
a home by ourselves. Thank you for everything you
have done.There is now hope in our lives again.”
Rebuilding Nepal – one year on
The Namaste team give back to Nepal earthquake victims