In the village of Kaule, Good Earth Nepal is partnering with German non-profit Carisimo and Kaule Environmental Nepal to build ten homes.
This project is unique in that it is a community oriented undertaking. These ten houses are being built by the families who will live in them and all neighbors aid in the construction of one another's homes. We hope this model of community-based building will inspire a trend in the post-earthquake rebuilding.
Please Click Here to read the stories of the families who are in line to receive first 10 houses.
Sherpa Model Home, Ramechhap District
Good Earth Nepal is serving as Technical Supervisor in building a Sherpa model home for Himalayan Homes Trust, a trust who raises money for the rebuilding of homes in the most remote Himalayan communities.
The home is built and supervised entirely by Nepali people, with no foreigners involved, and the workmanship is exceptional. In just weeks we completed bond beam and we now only need the final layer of mud plastering to finish. With Good Earth Nepal acting as Technical Supervisor, the Sherpa community has worked together to supply the labor.
Himalayan Homes Trust focuses on the rebuilding of communities in a way that withstands natural disaster, while being sustainable and cost-effective and simultaneously provides funding for community members to attend Earthbag trainings and educate themselves for the building of a safer future.
Kamala's House, Ratamata Village, Gorkha
Kamala, a widow, has two daughters, Nabina and Rabina. We have built an Earthbag house for them.
Kamala and her daughters live in Tandrang, a small village in Ghorka, their house was destroyed by the earthquake. Village elders chose Kamala’s family, among many in need, to receive the first house.
Building the Karki Family House was a collaborative project with ANSWER Nepal, an organization which sponsors underprivileged children, especially girls, to study in private schools. The Karki family project is sponsored by ANSWER Nepal, with Earthbag technical supervision provided by Good Earth Nepal.
Two houses for Gurung sisters, Baseri-1, Dhading
In Baseri, a small farming village in the Dhading district, the homes of sisters Goma and Taku and their families were destroyed in the April Earthquake. Their parents' house was also destroyed.
Good Earth Nepal is serving as an Earthbag technical supervisor for Conscious Connections Foundation, which promotes the education of young girls and provides primary health care to rural villages.