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Kathmandu – Earthquake Victim Vibor

  • Status: Complete
  • People Housed: 73
  • Country: Nepal
  • City: Kathmandu
  • Partner: Lumanti
  • Year Approved: 2018
Delivery of Homes
Total Expected
Self Build
Project Overview

This project secured the reconstruction of homes for victims of the 2015 earthquake, which displaced nearly 2.8 million people. A self-build housing project, Lumanti provided a 50% guarantee to Lumbini Bikash Bank for loans to project clients, who had lost their homes in the disaster. In this way, Lumanti have been able to leverage private finance for clients living on low incomes, and encourage banks to lend to income groups that they previously considered too risky.

The new houses provided much needed services to many, including water, sanitation and energy. They were constructed on a low-cost basis with a focus on resistance to natural hazards. For this reason, disaster-resistant interlocking blocks were used to build the houses, and instruction was given on disaster risk reduction through appropriate settlement planning. This training, as well as advice on accessing government-funded post-earthquake reconstruction grants, was provided by Lumanti as part of the project.

Homes Completed
Homes Occupied
Connected to Electricity
Connected to Water and Sanitation

Client Data

Displayed In
Client Monthly Household Incomes

Clients estimated to sit between 1st and 10th percentiles of incomes in Kathmandu

21,000 NPR
181 USD
40th percentile at year of occupancy NPR 61,585
40th percentile at year of occupancy $532
Household Demographic Data
Household Size
Proportion Female
Proportion Children
Proportion Elderly
Proportion Disabled
Housing Information
Description Type Number Completed Unit Size (m2) Monthly Cost
(Local Currency)
Loan Length (months)
n/a Self Build 17 34 6666 60
Finance Source Interest Rate (%)

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Data last updated on 10/03/2021