You are here: Surya Maya Danwar’s story

We were able to help Surya and other families in her village. We provided them with a ShelterKit full of materials to mend and create shelters.

We also showed the community how to use the kits in a variety of ways to build back safer homes – homes that will be more resilient to future quakes.

New home

The family used the heavy-duty tarpaulin to make a waterproof shelter, which provided them with a sturdy temporary shelter before they created their new home.

Surya not only used the tools included in the kit to help secure the structure, but to dig the fields and replace crops that were destroyed by the power of the quake.

We’ve now helped provide shelter for almost 68,000 people left homeless after the Nepal earthquakes.

However, our work never stops. Disasters and conflict around the world mean that there are families in need of shelter 365 days a year.

If another earthquake happened, it wouldn’t be like before. The new shelter is safer and I wouldn’t be trapped again.’

Surya is confident about the future

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