Shelter for Community Building is an informal group of people who believe in the strength of the community. With the 7.9 magnitude that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 the importance of community has been further highlighted. The group aims to raise funds to support the building of semi-permanent shelters for those affected by the earthquake by mobilizing community bodies. Partnering with a local body, we believe, will help in managing the various needs of individual families as per their need and lifestyle rather than creating a uniform housing option. We believe that creating a basket fund (which is only sufficient to cover materials such as zinc sheets, ply board and transportation cost) among ten houses will have the people of these houses working together in coordinating the fund and sharing skills and resources. We believe that this practice will help in strengthening the community during this time of need and also help relieving the trauma caused by the disaster.
Mohan Das Manandhar