Nepal four months on

Tales and Wanderings

Once a village perched up on a terraced hill in the valley, the earthquake changed everything for this community, 150 strong who are now displaced in Jorpati, an urban area just outside of Boudhanath, itself just outside of Kathmandu. A tiny piece of land which they have been able to rent for 6 months in an urban environment is all they have today. Exactly four months ago, the big earthquake of Nepal wiped out their village with the landslides it created. Today, it is not possible to return or rebuild. The terrain has been changed forever and there will now always be a risk of more of the land coming down during heavy rains. The small piece of land in Jorpati is now home to this whole village, who from the countryside have had to get used to urban living, it’s diseases and its cultural codes. Nineteen shelters (one of…

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