On December 13th, 2016, representative of Nepal Hilfe Miss. Betina Gemperli handed over three houses to earthquake victims of Jhaukhel. This is one of the devastated areas of Bhaktapur due to the earthquake of 25th April 2015, followed by several aftershocks. Nepal-Hilfe had funded to build 3 houses with three rooms and bathroom in Jhaukhel for victims’ relief. The beneficiaries were Mr. Krishna Pd. Dahal, Mrs. Kanchi Dahal, and Salik Ram Dahal.
Farmer occupational Mr. Krishna Pd. Dahal, one of the beneficiaries of earthquake relief, is a permanent resident of jhaukkhel-1, Bhaktapur. He has two wives and 2 children. His house was totally damaged and children were injured at the devastating 1st day earthquake. After the quake, he and his family used to stay at neighbor’s house, later they moved to temporary shelter constructed by Nepal-Hilfe.
Mrs. Kanchi Dahal house owner, 72 years old, living with 6 family members including her 41 years old physically weak son at Jhaukhel -1, Bhaktapur. Her daughter in law looks after her family by doing animal husbandry. Her mud house was collapsed due to the massive earthquake.
Mr.Salik Ram Dahal, 54 years old, beneficiary of the earthquake victims are living with 6 family members including his physically impaired father at Jhaukhel-1, Bhaktapur. His mud house was also damaged by the earthquake.
Nepalhilfe representative Miss.Betina went for site inspection and handed over houses to the beneficiaries. All of them expressed their appreciation by welcoming Miss. Betina and thanking Nepal Hilfe team. After accomplished furnishing stuff, beneficiaries will move to the new houses.
There were supporters and contribution from Nepalhilfe der VHS Bhaktapur, Management Training Environment and Engineering Consultancy (MTEEC) and beneficiaries to make this house project successful. Nepalhilfe der VHS Bhaktapur play the role identifies, provide necessary information of the beneficiary, site inspection per need. MTEEC provided the houses design and cost estimation as well as technical support for shelter. Beneficiaries provide water and electricity and storage places to keep necessary material as per need.
There are two other beneficiaries in housing plan, Mr. Badri Phuyal and Mr. Ram Sharan Bastola . 20 years old Mr. Phuyal has 3 family members with main household income sources as agriculture. His father passed away when he was 13 and grandmother died in the earthquake. So, his mother’s and his sibling’s responsibilities are upon him. After his house collapsed due to earthquake, he became totally helpless. His education expenditure is bore by VHS Bhaktapur. Similarly, Mr. Ram Sharan Bastola, an asthma patient living in the same village at Bhaktapur, also a another one of the earthquake victim. Mr. Bstola has 4 family members. His house was completely destroyed due to earthquake. In the present, they both are collecting all basic required documents to start house.