The earthquake in 2015 caused the boundary of the Indian and Asian plate to shift 3 meters, as a result, there are fears the next earthquake will be more deadly. Earthquake-resistant homes must be built.
Three generations of the Bahattri family rebuild their home in the heart of Katmandhu.
Madhu Bahattri exerts a calmness in his approach to overcoming the unjust situation he and his family find themselves in “we have been left with no choice, we need a home and cannot wait any longer. We have to start again.”
On the outskirts of Kathmandu in Kapan, an area that went largely unscathed in the earthquake, one home in the town was destroyed. The home belonged to Deepa and her family. She was badly injured, breaking her right shoulder and left leg. Many operations later, she still feels pain and persistent problems with her leg. Deepa now lives in a temporary one-room accommodation built for her by the NGO, Bring Thoughts To Action. They are currently rebuilding the families previous home and ensuring it is earthquake-resistant. This case is a rarity in Nepal; private and local organisations are doing what they can but are unable to fill the void left by the government.
A neighbour overlooks the construction of Deepa's new house.
Deepa serves up lunch in her temporary home; she embodies the strength with which the people of Nepal tackle life.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust development officer, Setesubba Gurungi, on the right, discusses the next stage with Grandson of Lyalsing Tamang, in one of the homes built for the family by the GWT.
the Gurkhas has succeeded for a number of reasons, one being that English officer recruits are sent straight to Nepal to live and learn the language before they are allowed to command their fellow soldiers.