Project Udaya Awas (Shelter of Hope)


A strong (7.8 magnitudes) earthquake hit Nepal in the area Barpak, a mountain village between capital Kathmandu and tourist town Pokhara on Saturday, April 25. The earthquake was followed by many powerful aftershocks and a new earthquake (6.7 magnitudes) on Sunday April 26.

The earthquakes caused extensive damage to buildings and thousands of death and injuries. Many historic buildings collapsed, temples ruined, roads destroyed. The death toll from the April 25 devastating earthquake that was followed by several aftershocks including the powerful earthquake (7.3 magnitudes) one on May 12 has reached 8,567 as of Sunday morning, according to the latest updates made available by the Ministry of Home affairs. Sindhupalchowk is the worst-hit zone in view of human casualties with a record of 3,423 deaths so far. Similarly, 1,214 have been killed in Kathmandu, 1,045 in Nuwakot, 728 in Dhading, 579 in Rasuwa, 414 in Gorkha, 326 in Bhaktapur, 318 in Kavre, 181 in Lalitpur and 154 in Dolakha.

Likewise, the number of the injured has passed 22,000. A total of 488,788 houses of general people were completely destroyed and 267,282 houses were partially damaged by the earthquake.

The worst hit regions after Kathmandu Valley include Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, among other districts where hundreds lost their lives in the tremor.

In Kathmandu, old settlement areas such as Basantapur, Thamel, Nardevi, and Jhochhen have suffered major damages. Historical monuments such as Dharahara, Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square have also been completely destroyed.


Rise Nepal- is a youth led group working together for the Relief of Earthquake 2072. Coordinated by Global Peace Foundation Nepal(GPF) & Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance(APPDSA). It is a youth led group who will be working together for the Relief and make our Nepal Rise and Shine again.

The first phase of rise Nepal focused on short term basic needs where we distributed relief materials including food, clothes, medicine, treatment, tents, sanitation etc in the places like Sindupalchowk (Batase, Talamarang, Bharabise, Dhakalthok ) ,Nuwakot (Budashing VDC 2,3,4,5) ,Gorkha (Dhowa Balimatar, Ward no.6.),Dhading(Dhuwakot,salyantar), Lalitpur (Gotikhel, Harrisidhi, Bungamati) Bhaktapur (Dattatreya, Suryamadi, Suryabinayak, Kamalbinayak) Kathmandu valley (Purano Naikap, Mukhiya Gaun, Sankhu,). And now, we are heading towards our second phase which focuses on building semi permanent houses in destructed areas. Our project is meant for providing home to homeless people until their permanent houses are constructed. Moreover, optimum uses of local resources are prioritized. We have recently started our second phase by constructing semi permanent houses in Kavresthali by using local resources.

Program description:

We are planning to build semi-permanent houses in destructed area to homeless people until their permanent houses are constructed. And as rainy season is near so we are planning for a sustainable house which can be durable during rainy season. Shelter that we are trying to prepare will contain the area of 11.4 sq.m and length and breadth 3.65 m and 3.17 m respectively. Such shelter can be prepared in one hour. The cost of one house is approx 120 USD and we are planning to construct 1000 houses.

Materials Required Per House

Raw Materials List

Tool list

Tin-9 pieces

Tin Snips-2 pairs

Rod-8 pieces (1 m long)

Lineman Pliers-2 pairs

Steel Pipe- 4 bent pieces

Work gloves-8 pairs

Wire-4 pieces of 17.5’ wire, 4 pieces of 6’ wire

Jig wire set-long jig wire, short jig wire

Estimated Cost For Raw Materials

Nrs. 10,000

Estimated Cost for Tool Kit

Nrs. 2,000


Sample Pictures of Proposed Temporary Shelter


(Fig: Rise Nepal Volunteers in Chaaimale constructing a Temporary Shelter)




Primary Objective:

  • To construct semi-permanent houses. This can be useful for at least 5-6 months and protect from rainy season.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Materials used for semi-permanent house can be used for permanent houses. So the materials can be beneficial for long term use.
  • We will also be constructing semi permanent house with help of local people. So their skills also can be developed.



Co-ordinates: 27.588 N, 85.265 E

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Address: Chandragiri Municipality, Ward No: 4, Gothdanda, Kathmandu, Nepal

Co-ordinates: 27.709 N, 85.212 E

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