Donor reports: Nepal Earthquake 2 Years On

Nepal Earthquake: Rebuilding Progress, One Year On

Raised: US$3.4 million

Spending: No financial information found

Expertise: Shelter

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Key Activities: Habitat for Humanity has built 87 homes with another 63 homes under construction as at January 12, 2017. It is rebuilding in 5 villages in Kavrepalanchok and 11 villages in Nuwakot. It does not provide cash, rather building materials and volunteered-labour. Habitat’s houses use sustainable, low-cost building materials like bamboo and compressed brick, supporting local businesses. Habitat volunteers pay for their travel to Nepal and work on building sites for 4 days.

Habitat for Humanity also did disaster response distributing 5,142 shelter kits, 2,424 winterized kits, assessed 16,244 homes, removed 650 tons of rubble, trained 116 workers and taught safe shelter awareness to 632 people.

Both Habitat for Humanity and World Renew report receiving US$3.4 million in donations. Habitat has built 87 homes with 63 under construction, and World Renew has built 81 homes with 120 under construction.

Comparing Results: Homes built in Nepal

Donors should compare Habitat for Humanity's results in Nepal with Samaritan's Purse and World Renew, two other charities focused on building houses. Without financial information found for Samaritan's Purse, World Renew, or Habitat for Humanity, donors have only pictures of homes built to compare results. From the pictures, Samaritan's Purse and World Renew look better.

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More Charity Intelligence reports on Nepal Earthquake 2015 disaster response:

Summary assessment of Nepal disaster response by 10 charities Canadians supported

Charity Intelligence's full report on Nepal Earthquake - 3 Years Later Assessment of How Giving Helped

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