Print Edition - 2015-05-31  |  Earthquake Relief

Differently abled individuals get temporary shelters in Rasuwa

- KRISHNA THAPA, RASUWA
Differently abled individuals get temporary shelters in Rasuwa

May 30, 2015-

Fifty differently abled quake victims of Ramche VDC in Rasuwa district are being provided temporary shelters by the Karuna Foundation Nepal.

One such shelter inhabitant, 36-year-old Yosinghi Tamang of Ramche in Rasuwa district, says he is grateful that he got a temporary shelter made of galvanised zinc sheets.

“I never had hope that someone would help me in constructing a house,” said Tamang.

He added that they  would be safe during the coming monsoons.

Tamang is living in his new shelter with his two sisters and brothers. His two legs are paralysed and he is wheelchair bound.

“I didn’t think that I would make it through the disaster as there was no one to rescue me,” he said, recalling the destruction and chaos he observed.

“I was worried that I wouldn’t have shelter when my neighbours started constructing temporary shelters for themselves,” said Tamang, expressing his gratitude towards the organisation for helping him to build a temporary shelter.

The District Coordinator of the Karuna Foundation, Asmita Thapa, said they have planned to construct 50 temporary houses for 50 differently abled people in the VDC.

The majority of the houses in the VDC, which has 630 households, have been destroyed by the quake.

The foundation is also going to construct temporary shelters for 120 differently abled children at Laharepauwa, Bhorle and Dhaibung VDCs.

Published: 31-05-2015 07:32

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