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Stories of hope from Nepal

In Nepal we are continuing to distribute transitional shelter kits as well as conduct rubble removal activities in communities devastated by earthquakes and aftershocks. Here are some of our achievements so far and stories of the families that we’ve been able to help through the support of our generous donors.

Achievements so far

  • 1,600 temporary shelter kits distributed in four communities
  • 20,000 water backpacks distributed in eight communities
  • 563 volunteers engaged
  • Rubble removal activities conducted across four districts
  • 161 temporary shelter kits distributed to visually impaired persons
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held in Kavre for the first permanent houses to be built in the recovery effort

“I’m elated! Since my husband is out of the country and I had no place to stay, it was becoming difficult for me, especially to remove all the rubble on my own. Every time it rained, both me and my husband cried and thought where would we take shelter? I’m grateful for what Habitat for Humanity along with their team has done for women like me. I’ve been able to clear out the rubble, retrieve a few of my belongings and can now put up a tin sheet roof and stay there.”
– Neelam, 27, Lalitpur
“I plan to keep the sacks of corn and wheat on the left side, and then place the sleeping mats on the right side where my injured husband, my grandchildren, and I will sleep. I am glad that the food I have will be safe from rains now. Thank you for providing the shelter to my family”
– Suntali, 77, Rampur
“This might look just like a piece of tin sheet, a few rods and pipes aligned as a shelter to you but for me, it’s no less than a palace. Thank you so much!”
– Gita, 41, Kavre
“My family and I have been living under a tarp. With the shelter kit ‪Habitat Nepal‬ gave me, I plan to make a temporary shelter. Later I will use these materials to make a permanent shelter. I want to use the tin sheets for the root and make the walls out of wood.”
– Pemba, 55 with her grandson, Thulo, Sindhupalchowk
Read more about our recovery effort in Nepal here.

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