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Life is sometimes down & sometimes up - the cycles of life going round & round!

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Life is sometimes down & sometimes up - the cycles of life going round & round!

One afternoon end of March we were enjoying the afternoon at Annapurna Children Home when a storm arrived, at first it was fun with the big hail stones but then we saw how much it damaged all our crops, flowers and destroyed the goat shed on our new land. However thankfully with hard work and help we replanted crops and…

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Continuing growth and development in our microcredit project

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Continuing growth and development in our microcredit project

Very rewarding few days visiting with our microcredit villages and talking with the women participating - our 1st group (now 11 yrs progress) experiencing their empowerment & confidence at their regular Board meeting, our 2nd group that has great community bond & quietly uplifting their lives, and visiting our new location and 3rd group for the first time ... each…

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School Holiday outing with Children

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School Holiday outing with Children

Mother Nature is the best playground - waterfalls, rock climbing, tree climbing, picnic & general LOTS of fun at Shivapuri National Park with our children from Bhaktapur Orphan Home - so good to see their smiles & laughter after such an intense year after the earthquake a year ago! We did see some monkeys ... not only our children but…

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New Year – New buildings!

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New Year – New buildings!

Happy New year to all our Nepali friends ... we sincerely wish & hope 2073 will be a MUCH better year than the past year with its earthquakes, border blockade, politics etc!! We spent this day very much enjoying a NEW view ... of building earthquake safely at our project with Sathsathai Mundi (Ben & Tanja) in Narayansthan, Timal, Kavre…

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Wonderful day visiting our children at Bhaktapur Orphan Home

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Wonderful day visiting our children at Bhaktapur Orphan Home

Wonderful day visiting our children at Bhaktapur Orphan Home Bhaktapur - some of children still have one more day of exams & then school holidays begin for 15 days - so tomorrow we will be planning some celebratory outings that includes fun & new experiences! The repairs to our Homes are going really well - still quite some work to…

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Our next Microcredit outreach has begun!

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Our next Microcredit outreach has begun!

Our approach with microcredit is to reach people who are truly the marginalised poor, primarily women. We combine microcredit with a variety of skills trainings to step by step empower participants to both understand their own capacity and implement businesses that can truly sustain them into the future. We aim to educate the women in financial literacy so that they…

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Our sustainable Rebuilding initiatives with Abari

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Our sustainable Rebuilding initiatives with Abari

Some great news on February 14th the Nepal government has approved the ABARI school design – using compressed earth bricks and bamboo as their main building materials. This is a huge step forward in our promotion of rebuilding in Nepal using local materials! The Abari team spent many hours in both the design, engineering specifications as well the numerous government…

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The repairs are steadily continuing at our Bhaktapur Children Home

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The repairs are steadily continuing at our Bhaktapur Children Home

The work is progressing steadily with the engineered repairs for our Home damaged in the 2015 Earthquake. Firstly the foundations have been dug out deeply and refitted with additional supports. We were praying while the foundation was exposed that there would be no major after shock as this was a very vulnerable time of the repairs. Thankfully that part has…

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Repairs have started on our Bhaktapaur Children Home in Sipadol village

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Repairs have started on our Bhaktapaur Children Home in Sipadol village

The reconstruction work has now begun on our Bhaktapur Self-Sustaining Orphan Children Home in Sipadol village that was very badly damaged in the earthquake. First they breakdown the damaged sections and dig right down into the foundations to essentially rebuild our structure from the bottom up. Our engineer uses new technology to evaluate and simulate potential future earthquakes on our…

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Sustainable rebuilding options in Nepal

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Sustainable rebuilding options in Nepal

Since before the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal I have been passionately researching & exploring practical, sustainable rebuilding options in Nepal that can be earthquake resilient and easy to build by local villagers as well being affordable lovely homes. I met Nripal Adhikaryalmost four years ago & have followed his developments of his company/training centre ABARI and now I partnering…

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