A big congratulations and thank you to our partner, RICOD, on the successful completion of 3 years of earthquake reconstruction programming in remote areas of southern Lalitpur District. MCC and RICOD supported latrine construction, WASH activities, water systems, agricultural trainings and supports for restored livelihoods, mason training for earthquake-resistant construction, and top-up support for housing reconstruction throughout Godawari, Konjyosom, Mahankal and Bagmati Rural Municipalities, .
PujanKarki (Engineer) explains the elasticity of cement slab to bear the load during a mason training in Dalchoki. When the rod is placed below the concrete, its elasticity will bear a load twice as heavy as when the rod is kept above the concrete. Participants came from across Chaughare, Dalchoki (Konjyosom Rural Municipalities) and Lele (Godawari Municipality).
Bikalpa Gole studies in class 2 in Gupteshwor Primary school in Bhardeu (Konjyosom Rural Municipality). He is drinking filtered water after MCC and RICOD supported the installation of a filter at the school to ensure safe drinking water for the school children and teachers.
Sita Sapkota received a goat from RICOD in Baundandavillage of Chaughare (Konjyosom rural municipality). The goat bore two kids which she sold for NPR. 19,000. Again, she has benefited from two more goat kids. She mentions that the goat farming has been such a beneficial source of income generation for her household.
Sunita Tamang holds her child, Emma Tamang, 2, in front of her newly built plastic house and the drip irrigation system she uses to grow vegetables in Bhardeu (Konjyosom rural municipality).
With support from MCC and RICOD, a public toilet was constructed in Chaughare (Konjyosom rural municipality). The toilet is being used by hundreds of travelers every day. This is the center for travelers from South Lalitpur to reach Kathmandu valley.
Photos and stories by Avash Kharki, MCC Earthquake Program Support Officer