Life and Recovery in Women Safe Space

After the massive earthquake April 2015 many women were living in fear and sorrow as they had lost their loved once and property as well. So the Home Net Nepal started conducting activates like playing games, singing, dancing and channelizing their mind towards productive activities. This exercise helped them to get away from their fear of earthquakes and the terror that they had faced.

Initially they did not have any place to conduct the activities. The activities were conducted either in the open place or in the classrooms, if they get permission. There was no privacy and lot of disturbances in the open place. At the request of Home Net Nepal, NJSI build seven Women Safe Space in Panga, Khokana, Badikhel, Techo and in Chapagaun of Lalitpur District. 

Now as they have common hall, many activities are being conducted for women. The activities like adult education, agriculture and animal husbandry training and many awareness program like various violence on women and the rights of women are going on. Women are very happy and have developed the self-confidence. They are able to express themselves and have come out of their fear and trauma.                                                                                                                                          

Water Source Reached Village

NJSI is continuously responding to the needs of the people in earthquake affected area. As the water resources had dried up in Rakathum village, people had to walk for two hours to fetch drinking water from the river. NJSI took up the task of supplying water to the village from the water resource which was available, far from the village. The work of fixing 5 km drinking water pipe line was started in the month of June 2016, but it could not complete since the water pipe line was going through the fields and the fields were full of seasonal crops. As the crops were harvested, NJSI could begin the work of fixing water pipe line and it got completed on 18th December 2016.

The water is now supplied through the pipe line and the people have safe drinking water in the village itself. They don’t have to go far distance to fetch the drinking water. People are very happy and grateful as they get water in their village.