Sarala's 89-year-old mother supervising the building
Sarala’s 89-year-old mother supervising the building

Sarala’s 89-year-old mother is an extraordinary volunteer, helping the village of Kopu Guan in Nepal to rebuild homes after the earthquake. Her daughter, Sarala, organized a distribution of supplies, solar lamps and blankets, selected 3 of the poorest families, helped them get land-title and build new homes. At her side is her 89-year-old mother who has insisted on being involved at every step. Sarala’s mother is undaunted by the step hillside paths and the hot sun. She arrives at the new home site and settles down under her umbrella to watch and supervise everyone and everything. Sarala writes in her emails: We have started our house building project. Foundation work is almost completed and will continue to wall construction from very soon. The selection of 3rd family is almost done. I have selected a family, who is poorest among rest. His land was taken by his cousin, but now having several meetings and discussions, finally, they agreed to give back some land to him. Mr. Prem, (3rd proposed Family head), his disable wife (who is suffering from polio), and three minor children are dependent upon Mr. Prem. He is labor, earning from daily work in neighbors’ farm. He and his wife will involve during house construction, and they will collect stones from river nearby for foundation.

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