Written on December 20, 2016 by Chrissy & Kurt
MONEY HAS STARTED TO ARRIVE
The first instalment of DVP’s funds for earthquake rebuilding have arrived in Nepal. Grants of NRP 50,000 from the international pool of support were paid to eleven households by early July and our funds should support another ten. With our current bank balance we will be able to make two or three more such transfers.
As well, the Rs 200,000 per household promised by the Nepalese government for rebuilding seems to be closer to reaching Dadagaun families. Our assistant in the village has reported:”The government officials have finished collecting the data of earthquake victims. They have revealed that they will be here after 35 days for land reforms.” Not too sure what this means exactly, but it seems to be a positive step in a process that will be done the government’s way, in the government’s time.
Building materials are being collected as the monsoon rains bucket down. Let’s hope a surge of building can occur during the kinder months of September – November before the icy chills of winter.