New stretch target
Any money that we receive over and above our target of £5000 will simply go towards rebuilding the next house for the villagers. We are now over our initial stretch target of £10,000 - success! That's two basic houses right there. So I've stretched it to £15,000 as there is still money coming in - can we raise enough to fund three houses by June 12th? That would be amazing!
To rebuild one of many houses destroyed in the earthquake in Kakani village in rural Nepal.
About the project
The village of Kakani is in the Nuwakot district of Nepal, around 35km north west of Kathmandu. From a few brief phone calls to our family in Kakani, who thankfully survived the earthquake, we know from them that all five of their own houses have been destroyed. There are approximately 60-70 houses in the village, many of which will also not have survived the earthquake. This is a project very close to our hearts. The cost of rebuilding the houses for the community will be huge, so initially we are concentrating on rebuilding one house at a time. Once the basic needs of the villagers have been met, they are going to need support to rebuild their homes, which is where you can help. Historically the cost of building a simple house was around £4000, but this will be increased by the need to build earthquake resistant housing. All the money raised will go directly to the villagers to pay for building materials and labour.