MicroAid Rebuilds the Syama Family Home –– 2017
Even years after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, the situation in Nepal remains dire. Due to a terrible convergence of government inaction, a fuel and materials blockade along the Indian border, and the magnitude of the damage, very little has been done to help the survivors who lost their homes. While other aid organizations are focused on the mountain villages—and have their hands tied by the government bureaucracy—MicroAid is helping families in the urban Kathmandu Valley rebuild and repair their homes so they can return to self-sufficiency.
The back of the Syama family home after the earth quake, propped up with 2 x 4s and completely unsafe.
MicroAid removed the wall and began a complete rebuild of the five-story structure, even removing the top floor for safety
The crew working hard to finish before the next rainy season
Taking down the upper wall and windows
The new wall and windows for the Syama family
The new safe roof
The new back door for the Syama family's home