My Home – resilient but costly!

Apsara Acharya is a single mother living in Rasuwa with her three children (two daughter and a son).She was feeding her animals outside her house when the devastating earthquake hit the ground in April 25,2015. Her house collapsed completely and they rushed to the open ground immediately. Apsara recalled, "For about 15-20 days, I was in complete dilemma, totally confused about what to do and what not to do. My family together with other families from our community managed to stay in the tents at the roof top of the house that remained undamaged. We had to struggle a lot with heavy storm and rain." 

Improved knowledge results better earning

These days Dil Kumari Neupane remains busy whole day building home in Rasuwa. She said, "I don't have to spend my single day staying idle. There are lots of housing construction going on in Rasuwa after earthquake." 

Dil Kumari Neupane, resident of Dhaibung, ward no. 5 in Rasuwais the only women who have received mason training from Lumanti Support Group for Shelter. Since after the mason training, the daily lifestyle of Dil Kumari changes dramatically making herself fully engaged in construction works in Rasuwa.Now she is not only working as the mason but also capable to take the construction contract in her community and around making her enable to earn her family living much better than earlier. DilKumari is living with her husband and six children. Her husband is engaged in agriculture and look after farming.

The Collective Approach for housing the poor – a sign of hope for the entire community!

Ram Bahadur Biswakarma, 55, is a resident of a dalit community in Laharepauwa Ward 9 of Rasuwa District. These days he is busy working for building his own house which was completely destroyed by the Earthquake on April 25, 2015. "The weather on the day of the earthquake was gloomy. Suddenly the ground shook. We tried to escape and reach above at the highway but I fell down at the bush," Ram Bahadur recalled. He added, "I was worried for my younger son who was inside the house.  I managed to get up and reach towards my house. It was totally collapsed. My son was safe but badly injured. He has gone through his leg surgery twice."

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