BENEFITING: GMIN ORGANIZATION INC
GMIN'S PREFABRICATED SEMI TEMPORARY SHELTER TO HOUSE AN EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED FAMILY TO RIDE OUT THE APPROACHING MONSOON COSTS ONLY $300. THIS SHELTER WILL BE THEIR HOME TILL THEY ARE ABLE TO START REBUILDING THEIR PERMANENT HOMES.
WE HAVE PROVIDED 60 SHELTERS IN 6 VILLAGES AS OF JUNE 15TH 2015.
IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR THE MOST NEEDY VICTIMS WE WILL BUILD 5 SHELTER PER VILLAGE FOR THE 5 MOST FINANCIALLY/ PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED FAMILIES OF THAT VILLAGE. WE HAVE FUNDS TO BUILD 100 MORE SHELTERS IN 20 MORE VILLAGES AND WE WILL COMPLETE THIS BY THE END OF JUNE. OUR GOAL IS TO BUILD 335 MORE SHELTERS IN 67 MORE VILLAGES OF THE EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED AREA BY THE END OF JULY WITH THE FUNDS RAISED HERE.
WE HAVE TRAINED SEVERAL BUILDING TEAMS READY TO BUILD SIMULTANEOUSLY IN DIFFERENT VILLAGES TO SPEED UP OUR EFFORT.
On April 25th 2015, 11:56 am a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal leaving over 8,700 people dead, over 22,000 injured and over 500,000 homes destroyed or uninhabitable. The earthquake triggered hundred others aftershock some almost as powerful as the initial shock. Hundreds of thousands people were made homeless with their homes destroyed in villages, town and cities. People took refuge on open spaces fearing more destruction from the very frequent aftershocks. Villages were flattened and the already poor villagers of Nepal were left with nothing.
With the Government of Nepal providing little or no relief to the victims of the earthquake, groups of people organized their own relief movement. The team at Grassroot Movement In Nepal (GMIN) did the same. GMIN started conducting its relief work on April 29th. During the Phase 1 of the relief work and we have been able to provide Emergency Relief Materials to over 111 villages to help 7563 households as of June 15th 2015.
GMIN is already providing semi permanent housing as a part of our Phase 2 to provide shelter during the monsoon which we started on May 23rd 2015, Permanent Housing in Phase 3 after the monsoon alongside Rehabilitation of the victims in Phase 4.
Founded by Nepalese living in New York in 2009 GMIN is a 501 (c) 3 registered not for profit organization to bring development in Nepal by focusing in education and skill training. GMIN supports existing government and community schools in remote areas of Nepal. We also focus on women empowerment programs, teacher training and tuitions classes for students appearing for the board exams
GMIN is a volunteer based organization and almost 97% of the funds raised are used for the projects directly.
We have so far built 96 bigger and brighter classrooms in 33 different schools in Surkhet, Dang, Parbat, Sindupalchowk including 2 schools in Taplejung after the 6.9 magnitude September 2011 earthquakes.
In our Phase 2 of our relief work we are providing semi permanent shelters. We have finalized on a design that that have been tweaked to perfection. We have already begun building these shelters in villages of the affected areas. We at GMIN are in the effort to build as many shelters as possible in a fight against time to have the victims ready for the upcoming monsoon. Our shelter design can be easily enlarged as per the size of the family and can be converted into a proper permanent house if the necessary enhancements are made.
We are precutting the materials in our workshop in Kathmandu before transporting it to build in the villages. Our shelter is made of locally available and produced materials. The frame is constructed with bamboo frame and the walls and the roof is made of high-grade Corrugated Galvanized Iron sheets (CGI sheets). For the roof we will also use square iron pies in the frame to further strengthen it.
We have also trained and created several building teams by recruiting youths from several affected areas. Our paid building teams will keep building from one village to another to cover as many village households as possible, as quickly as possible. By doing this we are also providing a source of income to these builder in such difficult job environment.
Our shelters cost a total of $300, which includes the cost of building.
To break it up
1. The CGI sheets is $200
2. The Bamboo/ Iron frame is $75
3. The building cost is $25
We also have an all-metal framed shelter with CGI sheets for walls and roof. This shelter is more permanent in design and will cost us $500. We are providing this type of shelters to elders, single women or people who will not be able to make enhancements to the semi permanent shelter.
We ask you to help fund our effort.