Reconstruction project in 5 villages
During 2016-2017 Build up Nepal worked as reconstruction partner to Save the Children in five villages in four of the most badly affected districts. Districts: Nuwakot, Sindupalchowk, Dolhaka and Gorkha
We have set up machines and trained the communities in each location. During the construction of the first house in each village we conducted a hands-on training in earthquake resistant masonry using Interlocking Bricks, now the communities are making bricks and building on their own.
The focus of the project was to initiate a owner driven reconstruction in the five villages; to use Interlocking Bricks CSEB as a way to increase local entrepreneurship and income. We have involved and put the local communities at the heart of the project. Every village is different with a unique set of conditions and each family has their own needs socially and financially. They all have their own plans, needs, ideas and dreams.
In all five villages we initially mobilized eachcommunity together with Save the Children. Thereafter we set-up the machines and trained in brickproduction. The local communities then started producing CSEB on their own. After that we built a model house in each location – teaching the local community how to build earthquake resistant with CSEB. The model house was built for one of the most vulnerable family in the village. Lastly we formed a community entrepreneurship group in each village that continued to produce earth bricks and building more homes.
Build up Nepal is serving as the reconstruction implementation partner to Save the Children. The local communities have been well organized and hard working and we are very happy for the progress!