Nepal has just experienced a series of devastating earthquakes in the last few months.
Numerous organisations have tendered relief. However, relief has been in the form of food packets and temporary shelters. This relief, though vital, is not sustainable. What is required is long-term, permanent solutions.
Samarpan Foundation is in a position to deliver permanent, seismic-resistant housing to the people of Nepal. In September 2014, we built and laboratory tested permanent housing that can withstand up to 9.8 Richter seismic activity.
As we are building in both urban and rural areas, the availability of construction materials varies.
Our innovative method of construction allows for the incorporation of locally-available materials, such as boulders, clay bricks and rocks, with fish net and cement.
Samarpan has constructed a public-outreach clinic in the seismic-affected zone.