Locals set example of integrated settlement
“After the earthquake, I never thought, I would have a house to live in again. But we now have a house with the support of various people and organizations,” Suntali majhi ,55, said during the informal occasion of key handover.
Shweta Shree Foundation and Local youths from Majhi tole have done something exemplary that can be replicated in other places where reconstruction of private houses is yet to gather pace.
“Finally we have got a new home after 3 years of devastating earthquake” said Chandra Majhi. “Just home is not enough to make model village to our community” he added “we are working together to install all needed physical facilities for the development of a well-managed village’’.
During the housing phase, the entire community came together, with families helping one another in the building process. Consequently, Majhi tole — which is around 8 kilometres away from the highway by earthen road — will soon be able to boast of an integrated settlement of 53 similar-looking individual houses with other infrastructure facilities.
“We all are moving together by joining hands in hands to make a model community” said Milan Majhi, youth initiator “ we have strong back support from Shweta Shree Foundation ,National Reconstruction Authority and kind hearted supporters. So, we never feel powerless” he added.
After the completion of housing sector, 53 families of Majhi community have now started living in new well-built houses in Chautara Sangchowkgadhi Municipality-14, Jhyadi.
Now a day, work of retaining wall construction is going on rapidly. SSF is coordinating with different organization for the arrangement of lacking 30 million (Nrs) fund for physical infrastructure. SSF has a plan to construct children park, community hall, auditorium, health post and stone paving road. After all these facilities, Majhi settlement will be declared as a home stay destination.