On Saturday 25 April 2015, Nepal was hit by a terrible earthquake. The Society of St Vincent de Paul – present in this country since 2010 – mobilized to provide emergency aid for the victims. The SSVP subsequently worked in coordination with the government and the NGOs present in the country to carry through a longer-term programme. The local authorities, which strictly control rehabilitation operations, forced the SSVP to work under the supervision of Caritas Nepal and limit its action to rebuilding houses.
Thanks to the generosity of Vincentians throughout the world, a €760,000-programme was developed to build 300 houses and rehabilitate the village drinking water system. The houses are built by local workers, with help from beneficiaries and Vincentians, using specific techniques to make buildings earthquake-proof.
The first phase, concerning 50% of the money, began in 2016 and was completed at the end of 2017. More than 200 houses were finished.
The second phase is due to start in March 2018.
Territorio/zona: Asia 1
Estructura de apoyo: Consejo Nacional de Nepal/Caritas
Campo de acción Reconstrucción
Presupuesto: 760000 euros
Beneficiarios: Earthquake victims
Financiación CIAD: Oui