Relief and Rebuilding from Nepal Earthquake

by The Mountain Fund
Relief and Rebuilding from Nepal Earthquake
Aug 26, 2016

First and only Emergency Preparedness Center in Dhading

Steel Rebar Unloaded
Steel Rebar Unloaded

Ground has been broken on the Dhading District's first and only disaster relief center. In fact we're only aware of one other such facility in the entire country of Nepal. In the past year and half, work has been progressing slowly throughout Nepal to recover from the massive 2015 quakes. Meanwhile at various locations in Nepal there have been huge landslides and severe flooding. No where are there Emgergency Preparedness Shelters equipped to assist people in times of trouble nor are there command and control centers to help villages organize in disasters. 

We're building a complete center to serve the villages surrounding Her Farm. When complete the center will have a medical clinic, small medical lab to support the clinic, a tailoring center to make clothing for disaster victims, 10,000 gallons of freshwater supply, sleeping area for up to 150 people, kitchen capable of feeding 150 people a day, solar and other backup power systems, multiple toilets, a local FM radio to disseminate news throughout the local communities and trained staff to manage everything.  

We have trained one girl as a nurse who is now on duty at Her Farm and we have two other local girls from the village in training, one to be a nurse assistant and one as a lab technician. In addition we have others from the village in training as veterinary technicain to care for any injured livestock and agricultural technician to oversee and assist with farm recovery efforts following disasters. We have one woman on the staff fully trained in FM radio operation and we are training other women in photography and videography to mobilize as field observers for disasters. 

There is nothing else like this anywhere in Nepal. The building itself is paid for thanks to donors. We are now seeking help for beds, blankets, huge pots and pans to prepare large quantities of food, bowls and cups, stainless steel food prep tables and kitchen utensils as well as medical lab equipment and FM radio equipment. 

Estimated completion of construction with be in 6 months. 

Main Collumns Being Excavated by Hand
Main Collumns Being Excavated by Hand
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The Mountain Fund

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA
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Twitter: @mountainfund
Project Leader:
Scott MacLennan
International Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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