Print Edition - 2015-06-11 | Earthquake Relief
Concrete housing project in Arwabijaya
Jun 10, 2015-
The project is currently working on concrete houses for 10 underprivileged Dalit families in Arwabijaya. The three-roomed houses will be made of cinder blocks, which cost Rs 350,000 each, said Darshan Lama, who is leading the project.
The Great Earthquake destroyed 46 houses in the village.
The project’s workers have already cleared the rubble and begun building new foundations for the new houses. The project is scheduled to complete in a month.
“My house, which I had built with my lifetime savings as a day-labourer, was destroyed by the earthquake,” said local Rishiram Pariyar. “I was under stress as I could not build a new one, but help arrived at the opportune time.” The seven-member Pariyar family is currently living under a tarpaulin shelter. All 10 families, including the Pariyars, do not have the financial capacity to build new homes for themselves. And for some, like Shantimaya Pariyar, a handicapped single woman, a new house seemed like an impossibility before the project workers came along. Apart from the plot where her damaged house rests, she has no other land.
The total cost of the project is Rs 3.5 million.
Published: 11-06-2015 08:53