The two earthquakes that occurred in Nepal in April and May 2015 resulted in numerous casualties. To date, 9,000 people have died, 14,500 were injured and thousands of Nepalese are living in precarious conditions.
We chose to help the village of Budhathum 6 because we already knew the area surrounding the village, and it was hit particularly hard.
Located 140 km North West of Kathmandu in Dhading district, the Budhathum village is divided into 9 hamlets. It is in Budhathum 6 that our efforts are concentrated. This village has seen 110 homes damaged or completely destroyed. To date, the villagers live in precarious shelters.
This village of 600 people, including 110 children, is located in the mountains. The villagers normally provide for their needs through agriculture (rice, millet, wheat, corn) and animals (goats, buffalo, cows, chickens) but much of the village was destroyed by the earthquake and farmlands were washed away by landslides.