Shelter for Earthquake Survivors Like Gopal

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Shelter for Earthquake Survivors Like Gopal


Gopal is 46 and he's a survivor of two Nepal earthquakes. Gopal lives with his wife and three children, aged 9, 11 and 13. Their home was destroyed in the first earthquake and with monsoon season fast approaching his family, and other families like theirs, urgently need shelter to protect them from exposure. These families are working hard to create their own shelter but they need your help so that they can finish the job and stay dry and healthy.

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Nepal has been devastated by two earthquakes in less than three weeks. Survivors have lost loved ones and 540,000 homes were destroyed or damaged in the first earthquake. Even where houses survived many people were already afraid to return home, and this was made worse by the second earthquake, which caused further damage and fear. Many people are still sleeping outside and urgently need a safe roof over their heads.


Your donations will be used to provide Shelter Repair Kits to families like Gopal's. These kits will include materials such as roofing sheets and fixings. Many families are already constructing frames for new shelters using bamboo, which is locally prevalent and easily sourced. Our kits will support these survivor's own hard work by providing them with the missing materials they need to put a roof over their own heads. This project will provide kits to 5 families like Gopal's.

Long-Term Impact

By providing Shelter Repair Kits we'll help ease the suffering of families like Gopal's. We'll also help them avoid exposure and resulting poor health in the future. By supporting the existing efforts of survivors we'll also build their confidence and ability to take charge of their own recovery. This will make them more resilient in the long-term.


Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IDVMedia
International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Andy Chaggar
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol , Somerset United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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