In 2015 a huge earthquake caused widespread destruction in Nepal. With 650,000 houses in need of construction. Today remote rural communities are struggling to access the materials they need to rebuild their homes and their lives.
- Many families are still living in temporary shelters, these are cold in the winter and let rain in during the monsoon season.
- Nepal’s extreme landscape and lack of infrastructure means it has been difficult to get the right tools and machinery to remote communities.
- Vital construction materials have not been locally available or affordable because people couldn’t buy directly from producers, and the cost of transporting these goods to such remote locations is beyond the reach of those most in need.
- In many villages, younger men and women often travel abroad to work, so there are not enough trained engineers, builders or stone-masons left to do all the work.