Project Nepal: 50 Homes

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For the past months the main project at the Kathmandu base has been the 50 Homes project. All Hands Volunteers got the funding to build 50 transitional and earthquake safe homes. These homes are basic 2 room structures with a roof and space for windows, a door and brick walls are to be finished by the home owners themselves. The Nepali government has given each household that lost their home in the earthquake $1,000 towards a new home, yet a home will obviously cost a bit more than that. Besides, so many people have lost their jobs that the allocated money is spent on other necessities, such as food and water. Therefore AHV selects families with little money to either clear the land of the pile of rubble that once used to be their home, or build them the start of a new and safe home. Selecting the families is…

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