Help Rural Nepal Villages Rebuild and Recover

by All Hands Volunteers, Inc.
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Summary

This program is a multi-faceted approach to helping earthquake survivors effectively and sustainably rebuild their communities. A key aspect of our work is to involve beneficiaries in their own self recovery by listening to their priorities and providing training in build-back-better principles. Current initiatives: complex demolition and rubble removal to free up scarce build-able land; building earthquake resilient homes and schools; and providing permanent, private toilets for families.
$100,000.00
total goal
$99,940.00
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months active

Challenge

After the earthquakes, aftershocks and landslides of spring 2015, a reported 2.8 million people were displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. Over 700,000 homes and over 50,000 classrooms were either damaged or destroyed. Ten months later, hundreds of thousands are still living in unsafe, degrading conditions, including lack of access to sanitation facilities. Meanwhile, thousands of children without safe learning environments are at risk of further educational setbacks and exploitation

Solution

Trained demo teams are taking down unsafe buildings, followed by rubble removal teams. This is a huge but necessary job to make way for new construction. We are putting up 50+ dignified, secure, earthquake resilient transitional homes and incorporating community-wide disaster risk reduction sessions and masonry trainings. We are installing private, sturdy toilet facilities for 100 additional families. We have 5 school reconstruction sites underway, and plan to rebuild up to 15 schools.

Long-Term Impact

Hundreds of families and dozens of communities will have a better chance to sustainably recover from the earthquakes by receiving tangible benefits - cleared land and/or improvements to their homes -- and because they have participated in the process. Thousands of children will be returned to functional classrooms where learning and social health can flourish and lay the foundation for a better future, and where daily supervised routines protect them from exploitation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​hands.org/​
Our website's Nepal Recovery page
Interview with one of our Nepal program managers

Organization Information

All Hands Volunteers, Inc.

Location: Mattapoisett, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​hands.org/​
Project Leader:
Heidi Dubreuil
Mattapoisett, MA United States

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