ReCover Nepal: Dhamku
311 People now have new homes.
Through our ReCover Nepal program from 2015 - 2018, we helped the families of Dhamku Village in rural Solukhumbu, Nepal to rebuild their homes and lives post earthquake. Solukhumbu, lies in a very remote mountainous region which creates barriers to its resident subsistence farmers’ ability to provide safe shelter for themselves. This is where our partnership became critical to moving forward. Through our program families gained the construction training to build their homes with earthquake resistant techniques. They gained access to materials and funding that would otherwise have been out of reach. Together in this partnership the village has come to life again as people move from focusing on maintaining make-shift bamboo and tarp shelters to prospering in their new and beautiful homes.
Since April 2015 we've managed to rebuild 100% of the damaged homes in this 5 village district. Please check out our Impact Report (coming soon) on this meaningful project.
Family of 6 (2 youngest not shown) with their new home built in Phase 1.
Our partnership with each family in our program, provided earthquake-resistant construction training and home design options so that families knew where to begin and had the skills to do so. We provided the materials that are otherwise unattainable due to cost and difficulty in acquiring. And we provided guidance and support in getting each home built from beginning to end. Each family committed their labor and local/reclaimed materials, and together we built 68 beautiful resilient homes.
By combining our resources with that of the homeowner and advocating for their access to disaster relief funds, we were able to achieve building 68 homes for under $100,000 in donations. This included trainings, advocacy, materials, and oversight.