AFTER: Gyan Bahadur Basnet (45) and his wife Lali Maya (40) in front of their new earthquake resilient house

In the mean time our project is running for a while and we thought it would be nice to show you some before & after pictures. So you get a better idea of the difference we all make! It doesn’t only mean that people get better and dry shelters, it also means they are safe from future earthquakes due to the earthquake resilient building techniques. In the pictures below, you don’t always see the ‘house’ that they were living in before the earthquake, but the temporary shelter that they lived in the past two years after the earthquake. As that shows best the reality of the enormous change with the help of Medair. Without Medair people would still be living in their temporary shelters for a long time or building back bad as they don’t know how to build with the earthquake resilient building techniques.

BEFORE

The remains of the house of Santa Bahadur Basnet (43) - his house was hit so badly after the earthquake that it was declared inhabitable.

The remains of the house of Santa Bahadur Basnet (43) – as his house was hit so badly after the earthquake that it was declared inhabitable.

AFTER

AFTER: Santa Bahadur Basnet (43) together with his cluster in front of his new earthquake resilient house.

Santa Bahadur Basnet (43) together with his cluster group in front of his new house.

BEFORE

BEFORE: Gyan Bahadur Basnet (45) in front of his temporary shelter.

Gyan Bahadur Basnet (45) in front of his temporary shelter.

AFTER

AFTER: Gyan Bahadur Basnet (45) and his wife Lali Maya (40) in front of their new earthquake resilient house

Gyan Bahadur Basnet (45) and his wife Lali Maya (40) in front of their new earthquake resilient house

I’ve been a mason for 30 years, so I wanted to put in my own idea. I implemented all the government requirements for an earthquake resilient house and listened well to the Medair engineers. However, I wanted to make it look nice on the outside as well, and therefore I created my own design. I can do this for my neighbours as well.

BEFORE

BEFORE: Saradha Basnet (20) in front of their temporary shelter

Saradha Basnet (20) in front of their temporary shelter, she has one sister and three brothers

AFTER

AFTER: Tej Bahadur Basnet (55) and one of his daughters Saradha (20) in front of their new earthquake resilient home

Tej Bahadur Basnet (55) and one of his daughters Saradha (20) in front of their new earthquake resilient home

BEFORE

BEFORE: Padma Kumari Budathoki in front of her temporary shelter.

Padma Kumari Budathoki in front of her temporary shelter. She and her husband slept here for a year after the earthquake in 2015, since they had no where else to go. Until her husband was so sick that one of their neighbours offered to stay in their temporary shelter, which was a bit better (you see it right behind this shelter: iron sheets shelter). Now they use their shelter for their goats again.

AFTER

AFTER: Padma Kumari Budathoki in front of their almost finalised new earthquake resilient home.

Padma Kumari Budathoki in front of their almost finalised new earthquake resilient home.

Read here a little bit more about Padma and her family.

BEFORE

Dolma Tamang (60) & Kamin (62) Tamang in front of their temporary shelter (shed/shack) where they lived for two years after the earthquake in 2015.

Dolma Tamang (60) & Kamin (62) Tamang in front of their temporary shelter (shed/shack) where they lived for two years after the earthquake in 2015.

AFTER

AFTER: Sang Dolma Tamang (60) & Kamin (62) Tamang and their daughter Dolma (10 years) in front of their newly build earthquake resilient home.

Sang Dolma Tamang (60) & Kamin (62) Tamang and their daughter Dolma (10 years) in front of their newly build earthquake resilient home.

AFTER

From this one we only have an ‘after’ pick, as his former house was where this new home is built…

Namas Bahadur Khulal in front of his new earthquake resilient house

Namas Bahadur Khulal in front of his new earthquake resilient house. On the right: Niraj Shrestha (Shelter Technical Officer) and Manish Upreti (Senior Shelter Technical Officer)

 

Medair’s current Nepal response has been made possible by the Swiss Solidarity, EO Metterdaad (NL), Woord & Daad (NL), All We Can (UK), and generous private donors.

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