On May 27, Wednesday, Deerwalk FoundationÂ volunteers Mohan Singh Bomrel, Pankaj KC and Nishan Makaju Shrestha, led by Surendra Nath Adhikari, the Campus Chief of DWIT, headed to a Chauthe VDC of Nuwakot to distribute the primary relief as a cash of Rs.3000/household for 32 houses and Rs.2000/household for 97 houses of three different areas, Manchegaun, Dhunganagaun and Sunargaun respectively. This is a continuation of Deerwalk FoundationÂ relief_Nuwakot program that was carried out on 10 May (Day-14 Report).
The team visited some of the houses that were devastated due to earthquake in all three areas and requested the villagers to gather in a place to collect the relief cash. During this mission, the team interviewed some people to know about the issues and problems in relation with the activities that they are involved in to make shelter. Most of the villagers shared that the current financial situation is too pity and they are not able to construct the shelter themselves. They explained that they are looking for external support in finance and construction materials. They agreed that the cost will be lower than normal to erect the shelter as they have been using the construction materials of the houses that were demolished. They clarified that the cost of the shelter, while using the local material ranges from 2 lakh to 9 lakh depending upon the size of building and additional material they would need. In Sunargaun, some of the people requested to include the family members living under the same roof but separated. They requested the volunteer team to provide at least a tarpaulin sheet to each of 8 families. The villagers appreciated the effort and said that they were satisfied with the actions taken by Deerwalk Foundation.Â The amount, though small, will be useful to purchase their urgent need that may vary from family to family.
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