Majhigaun is rising from the rubbles!
The first 16 houses are completed. The locally trained Earth Brick entrepreneurs are now rebuilding the four classroom village school. Next step is to build another 15 houses! We support poor families to rebuild their own homes with Earth Bricks that they produce by themselves in the village.
The situation i Majhigaun after the earthquake was very bad. More or less all houses were completely destroyed. The families were living under tarps or in temporary sheds. The Majhi people is a discriminated ethnic group in Nepal and the whole village lives in poverty. Traditionally fishermen but a huge stone crusher has destroyed the river. Now they are struggling for their livelihood.
The Majhi’s are now taking matters into their own hands!
We started the project by setting up a production of Earth Bricks and training the local community in earthquake resistant construction while building the first model house. The locals learned how to make a solid foundation and how to reinforce with cement and rebar. Over the last 15 moths they have taken matters into their own hands and built another 15 houses!
This is the model house & now the villagers are building houses on their own!
Rebuilding the village school!
By building the first 16 houses the local Earth Brick entrepreneurs and builders become skilled construction workers. With the help of Build up Nepal they got the contract to rebuild the village school. The local entrepreneurs and builders are now working hard and soon the school will be finished! The school project is initiated and sponsored by Creations Nepal. Read more about Birbal Majhi’s experiences – one of the Earth Brick entrepreneurs in Majhigaun >>
Local Earth Brick Entrepreneurs
Mixing Soil, Sand & Cement
The local Earth Brick builders are working hard to finish the school before monsoon!
The walls are coming up quickly!
The children of Majhigaun are looking forwards to their new school!
Rebuilding with Earth Bricks. Most villagers in Nepal dream of a house of brick and concrete but most simply cannot afford it. Earth Bricks makes this dream possible. By using their own labor the villagers are able to lower the cost of construction and build a house of Earth Bricks.
We are now organizing the next group of 15 families to build their own houses. The families do all the work by themselves. They collect soil and sand for the bricks and stones for the foundation. They reuse and repair old doors, windows and other materials. They produce the bricks and use their own labor to build the houses. Our team provides the machine, training and supervision. Ensuring that the houses are earthquake resistant.
We need more sponsors to cover the cost of foreign materials. The people in Majhigaun needs your support. The people have weathered monsoon and winter under plastic tarpaulins and in temporary sheds. They have taken matters into their own hands and are working to rebuild their future. Support us in helping the following three families – along with another 12 families – to build their houses next:
Contact us to become a partner and support more families rebuild in Majhigaun!