Sunday, December 7, 2008

Turn Right At India!

Made it to Biratnagar in SE Nepal -- hung out with the Red Cross/Red Crescent guys doing relief work for Kosi flood victims. Hired a car to go to Jhapa Habitat office (we just headed east until we bumped into India). Saw a couple of Habitat houses built in the last year:

Habitat is working with local partners to develop bambo contruction materials factory:

The Kosi River flood (happened in August during monsoon, the river breached a huge portion of levee and destroyed houses and farm land). Habitat is working with local government to do pilot project to relocate 50 families into permanent Habitat homes.

Check outh Habitat Nepal's web site:

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