During the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal over 500000 homes were destroyed, and 280000 dwellings became uninhabitable. 9000 people died and 2.8m Nepalis were affected. Two years on, and in some areas 50% of affected people still live in temporary shelters, the focus remains on the construction of new earthquake resistant housing.
In January 2018 we will move to Nepal for 18 months as volunteers to support a local NGO in facilitating disaster response and resilience building. Toby will be providing technical input into construction projects, also contributing to training for local craftsmen and women to build earthquake resistant houses within their communities, for a more sustainable future.
Based in Pokhara, we will be working into the villages in the Gurkha and Lamjung provinces, and Pippa will seek to get involved in the local community.
Fundraising target: £30,000 to cover living expenses in Nepal for 18 months, as we are not on a salary.
We so appreciate all the support to date. Thank you.