Located in Kathmandu, this project was fully financed by funds revolved from previous Lumanti projects. A self-build housing programme it focused on reconstruction for survivors of the 2015 earthquake which displaced nearly 2.8 million people. The new homes were therefore able to provide much needed services to many, including water, sanitation and energy.
The project targeted members of the Shree Mahila Tarakari Bebasaya (Women’s) Cooperative. The cooperative was lent funds by Lumanti, which then financed the allocation of individual loans to member households. The new houses 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 guidance was given on disaster risk reduction through appropriate settlement planning. Lumanti also provided training, and advice with regards to accessing government funded post-earthquake reconstruction grants.
Clients estimated to sit between 1st and 10th percentiles of incomes in Kathmandu
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Data last updated on 10/03/2021