Building homes in Nepal
Organized by: Sarah Hazelwood
The Dada Gaun Children's Home, located in Shivapuri, Nepal, in the Kathmandu valley, has collapsed from the 2015 earthquake. We've already raised enough funds to help contribute to rebuilding. The brick walls are currently being built, and our team has already funded building the roof, ceiling, and providing windows for the structure. Soon, the orphanage's structure will be complete. However, there is still work to do! The orphanage, which is home to 40 children, still requires beds for 5 girls, lockers to store the children's personal belongings, and paint to help keep the structure weather resistant.
Alongside this, we are also hoping to help those in the Sindhupalchowk district. This region was both one of the most affected by the earthquake, as well as one of the most remote and least developed. Aluminum and bamboo structures can be built for homeless villagers in time to provide shelter from the fast approaching rainy season.
We have a civil engineer donating his time to facilitate construction, and friends on the ground to help coordinate allocating funds.
Costs are as follows:
-Lockers for children (x4, $20-$30 each, $120)
-Beds for 5 children ($40 each, $200)
-Paint- exterior walls ($470)
-Paint- interiors walls ($840)
-5 homes in Sindhupalchowk ($400 each, $2,000 )
Please know, your small donations go a long way! Construction workers in Nepal make roughly $3-$4 USD a day. Every bit helps!