Tirtha's husband died of cancer two years ago. She has 6 kids - 5 girls and 1 boy. The oldest son is 15 years old and youngest girl is 2 years old. The house she used to live was damaged by the earthquake. She does not own any land so she has to work as a farmer for other people. This is the only source of her income. There are times when she does not have work and she does not have enough food for her family. In this case her neighbors give her rice and lentils. We are happy that now Tirtha and her kids have new beautiful and safe house to live in. This project is sponsored by Help Kids in Nepal (HKIN)
House for Kaplana BK and her 3 kids, Kavre, Nepal
As a part of "Single Women” project we are building a house for Kalpana BK and her 3 kids. Kaplana’s husband died 12 years ago. Her house was damaged during the earthquake. She received $500 from the government as a first installment and started building conventional house. She did not realize that just a foundation cost $1500. Now she is in debt of $1000 and with no house. Kalpana works in the farm of other villagers as a labor.
House for Him Kumari, Dhading, Nepal
Sponsored by American School of Dubai we are building a house for Him Kumari and her 10 year old son.
Him Kumari’s husband left her 10 yrs ago after she got pregnant with his son. She was left completely alone to raise her child. She worked as a farmer for her neighbors. In 2015 her house was destroyed by the earthquake and soon after she fell off the cliff and injured her leg. Now Him is disabled and can not work. Her 10 years old son cooks and takes care of her. He grows green leaves and vegetables in their small piece of land. There is no other source of income for the family. Villagers help them and give rice, lentil and other food items to eat. They are still living in small tin shade. As soon as the earthbag house is finished - they will have a safe place to live.