A 2-days long workshop on Strategic Planning of Chandragiri Municipality focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)/Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) commenced in Kathmandu on 28 and 29 December 2016. The workshop was primarily aims to develop strategic document of Chandragiri municipality focused on DRR and WASH Sector. It is also intended to improve the coordination among municipal authority and local disaster management committee (LDMC) members and to have an interaction among key stakeholders on local level issues and input to develop defined document. Around 30 participants representing Chandragiri Municipality, Local Disaster Management Committee and Lumanti attended the workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Prafulla Man Singh Pradhan, Past President of Lumanti Support Group for Shelter.
The announcement of three hundred thousand rupees financial grant from the government, for the earthquake survivors to build their home, has encouraged Rama Devi and her daughter-in-law Kopila Adhikari. "We have never thought to build this house unless the announcement of the three hundred thousand rupees financial grant from the government. Actually we were planning to repair the temporary shelter where we are currently staying." The family of Rama Devi is the resident of Dhaibung Ward 4 in Rasuwa.
The family of Til Kumari Dhakal was performing ritual death anniversary puja at the time of the April earthquake. "We could not even complete our ritual process, the ground started shaking and we managed to escape to the safer place. Our house collapsed. We lost everything – our cattle buried under the debris," Til Kumari recalled the day of the earthquake. Since then, a 72 years old single women Til Kumari and her family members is having their hard time in the temporary shed even in the shivering cold, hot summer and stormy weather.