PW makes donation to help rebuild Nepal

Perseverance Works has made a £500 donation to Homes for Humanity, a not-for-profit project to help rebuild the homes that were destroyed during the recent earthquakes in Nepal.

The charity was selected by Khagen, security manager at Perseverance Works and a Nepalese citizen.

Powerful quakes are thought to have killed nearly 9,000 people, injuring more than 20,000. The tragedies in April and May marked the worst natural disaster in Nepal since the 1930s and triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest that made 25 April the deadliest day in the mountain’s history.

With the aim of rebuilding the homes of families across Nepal, Homes for Humanity is a new effort launched by Junkiri Initiatives, a charity focused on empowering women, and Mission to Help Nepal, a UK-based charity that supports rural and socio-economic development.

The first phase of the project will involve the construction of 28 housing units in a single cluster in Lalitpur, with 2 communal latrine blocks, solar energy systems, and a 9′ water well. Each housing include includes four rooms, two kitchens and two verandas, and will be a home to two families. A large recreational area will be at the centre of the cluster.

The team is focusing on long-term sustainability, building strong structural foundations and wrapping polythene around bamboo to prevent decay, and installing solar panels to support the supply of electricity and cooking capacities. Stone blocks will be used for flooring, and mud mortar will support the bamboo walls.

The villages of Ghyampe Danda and Khokana, where 55 and 100 houses were destroyed respectively, will be the first to receive the support of Homes for Humanity. The majority of villagers rely on farming as their source of income, with many living below the poverty line.

To give an idea of the cost of rebuilding homes, £35 will support the preparation of the site, with doors and windows costing £95 and the cost of an entire home reaching £1,250.

To find out more about Homes for Humanity and to make a donation, however big or small, please see the GoFundMe page.