There are six family members; 2 males and 4 females in Kanchi Dahal’s family. Kanchi Dahal is 72 years old; living at Jhaukhel-1, Bhaktapur. Her family is looked after by her daughter in law doing animal husbandry. She had the mud house which is all damaged due to the massive earthquake.
Major source of income is the money they get by selling 2 liters of milk everyday as they have raised one cow with calf. Additionally, her family has three goats which they will sell during festival at the price of Rs. 13000 (approx). This means that the income level of the family is below Rs. 65000 annually. They have 1.5 ropani of field and 1 ropani of backyard field.
To make the things worst, she has son, 41 years old who met with an accident few years back which made him physically weak. As he could not do the work and support his family, he underwent through the mental trauma and is depressed. He has a son and a daughter, both very young and dependent. The house is fully destroyed. They are living in a public tent at present. They are struggling to meet the daily basic need.
Since they have their own land, there arelegal issues attached in building the shelter for this family.