Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal

by American Himalayan Foundation
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal
Earthquake Rebuilding in Nepal

Project Report | May 17, 2016
Syabru: rebuilding a village

By Tsedo | Tibetan Field Director

Pasang weaving baskets before the earthquakes
Pasang weaving baskets before the earthquakes

Pasang and his wife, Lhakpa, have lived as refugees in the border settlement of Syabru for over 50 years—just 20 minutes away from the Rasuwa/Kyirong border. It has never been an easy life, but the last year has been one of the most challenging.

In February 2015, during my visit to Syabru, Pasang could not keep up with the demands for his hand woven baskets. “Tibetan Losar is near and so everyone wants my baskets to decorate,” he said. I was lucky to get one for my mother, who was pleased for this and my safe return.

But the two earthquakes of April 25 and May 12 last year brought down every home in the settlement, including Pasang and Lhakpa’s. When I revisited them in November, they, like many, were living in a shelter in the fields.

Thankfully, new earthquake-resistant homes are beginning to come up, one by one. We hope to complete rebuilding of these safer homes for Pasang and Lhakpa, and other families in the region, soon so they will not have to go through another monsoon and winter in the tents.

Lhakpa and Pasang inside their temporary shelter
Lhakpa and Pasang inside their temporary shelter
New earthquake-resistant homes being raised
New earthquake-resistant homes being raised
A new settlement of safer homes is coming together
A new settlement of safer homes is coming together
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American Himalayan Foundation

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
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Sarah Bakker
San Francisco , CA United States

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