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Next eco-friendly, earthquake resilient buildings are in planning progress

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Next eco-friendly, earthquake resilient buildings are in planning progress

We are well on the way with our plans for 2 school rooms and 3 (different) houses, designed by Abari, that will be built in Sindhulpalchok with Team Nepal's overseeing while Abari team facilitate on the job training so that we continue to expand the knowledge of safe rebuilding in earthquake impact areas. In progress is bamboo planting in local…

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Our Repairs are progressing at our Bhaktapur Children Home. Oh and a wedding!

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Our Repairs are progressing at our Bhaktapur Children Home. Oh and a wedding!

After the devastating damage from the 2015 earthquake it is such a relief to see our buildings' repairs progressing. We are thankful that we still have the Domo tents as our temporary home as our buildings are essentially being rebuilt from the inside out. It looks quite possible we will be inside the buildings for Dashain festival in October, although…

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8 schoolrooms at Narayansthan village in Kavre are now in use!

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8 schoolrooms at Narayansthan village in Kavre are now in use!

After several months of building and training local villagers in various adjoining VDCs in earthquake resilient building techniques the school rooms are now truly being used for their end purpose – safe and secure rooms for education of children! A big thank you to Sathsathai Mundi foundation with whom we collaborated with and to Abari team who provided the majority…

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Dining room, kitchen and Bio-gas upgrades at our Annapurna Children Home

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Dining room, kitchen and Bio-gas upgrades at our Annapurna Children Home

With our expanding family (we now have 33 children & 5 live in mothers) our daily needs have been also expanding. The last several months we have created a covered dining room that adjoins the kitchen, enabling expansion of the kitchen facilities and we have added in a chimney so that we can use indoor fire cooking instead of outside.…

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Many helping hands!

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Many helping hands!

Our Children at Bhaktapur Children Home are now cosy & secure ready for the monsoon as our building continues to be repaired - thank you Paulo & your friends for the work helping to make that happen! 

I just love it when helping hands come together to make a difference - big thank you to Paulo & his friends…

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Earthquake resilient houses ­-yes it is possible

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Earthquake resilient houses ­-yes it is possible

The first example stone masonry earthquake resilient Home Building is almost completed (in Timal, Kavre), inspired by Abari and completed by local masons in the village. New examples are in planning to begin after monsoon in Sindhulpalchok District with TEAM Nepal & Abari. If we can give healthy resilient examples and trainings to show how safer buildings can be accomplished with local materials then perhaps it…

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Narayansthan School building almost completed!

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Narayansthan School building almost completed!

Although progress slowed as a consequence of heavy monsoon rains, the school buildings have almost been completed and will be ready for use very soon! There were some changes to the roof design dictated by Stichting Sathsathai Mundi, however in reality we have lovely new school buildings that will be safe, dry and cosy for the young student to study and develop within - for…

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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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