Monday, May 11, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Nepal staff along with volunteers from various places like Nepal Scouts, Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM) College, Rotary Club (Lalitpur District Chapter) and others had been to Bungamati, Lalitpur for the purpose of removing rubbles from few areas, in and around the capital, which have faced the most devastation by the 7.8 Richter scale earthquake that befell Nepal on 25th April 2015.

Rubble removal is the first step of a lot of other different activities Habitat for Humanity Nepal has in the pipeline as its Disaster Response (DR).

       Ashok Maharjan
Dhokaasi Sata: Tole, Bungamati, Lalitpur, Nepal

47 year old Ashok had his 4 storey house come down due to the 7.8 Richter scale earthquake that hit the capital on Saturday, 25th April 2015. However, he was lucky enough to not have any of the 9 members: his mother, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister-in-law, 2 nephews including himself inside the house when it came crumbling down. It was a 45-46 yr old house.

They’re currently taking shelter under a tent with clothing and food being additional problems.

He says he, among his family, is having difficulty breathing and ENT (Ear Nose Throat) problems due to the dust and also fever during the night as he engages himself the whole day in clearing the rubble where his house once stood.

        Krishna Maharjan
Laachhi Tole, Bungamati, Lalitpur, Nepal

Made after the devastating earthquake of 1990 BS, Krishna’s house is nothing but rubble now. With 6 members: mother, wife, son, brother, grandfather and himself residing in the house, during the earthquake it was his brother along with grandfather and some other relatives who were inside the house. Although his brother seems to have sustained back and feet problems his grandfather is absolutely fine. He doesn’t have the slightest of scratch!

Just like the most of the survivors, they’re also staying in a tent. All the rubble around, which creates dust, is bringing about cough problems to them too.


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