Building Resilience in Nepal
Home is a place where family can rest, and children can grow up well. Now that I see my new house being constructed, I feel like I have found a place to proudly call home.
Meet Samjhana Danuwar (19) from Pipaltar, Nepal. Samjhana’s home was so severely damaged by the two devastating earthquakes that struck the Kathmandu valley in 2015, it was inhabitable.
Overcome with sadness, Samjhana was left living in a makeshift tent with her in-laws, unsure of what the future would bring. “I saw the roof falling down,” she said.
Then came a beacon of hope. Thanks to your generous response to these terrifying earthquakes, Samjhana’s family was just one of thousands who received a shelter kit from Habitat for Humanity Nepal. This kit allowed Samjhana and her relatives to build a temporary shelter to keep them dry in the monsoon season and warm in the winter.
Now, thanks to your support, Samjhana is working with Habitat for Humanity and local masons, to build a two-room brick and cement house for her family.
“Home is a place where family can rest, and children can grow up well,” Samjhana said, smiling. “Now that I see my new house being constructed, I feel like I have found a place to proudly call home.”
We are inspired by the resilience and courage shown by Samjhana, and families just like hers. We are equally inspired by the compassion and good-will shown by our supporters. None of this would have been possible without you!