Over the past eight years, Eva Nepal has deepened its mission and connection to the culture of Nepal. This year, as we move to a new office, expand our staff, and bring our focus in to rural health care, we are changing our name too. We’re still the Eva you know – but with a renewed sense of identity.
Between May and July, Eva Nepal helped create transitional-to-long term housing for 179 families, housing about 900 people. Our founder Laura documented this incredible experience on her blog, www.allthepiecesof.com.
You can now find a full report on our housing projects, including sample stories, lessons learned and recommendations for other agencies large and small. As thousands of organizations and ideas flooded Nepal this spring, Eva Nepal chose to go with our strengths: a human-centered approach to housing that focused on relationships, community mobilization, and empower-ing residents with responsibility for the outcome. But not with out some bumps along the way…no lessons come easy, after all! Read our story here (from the bottom up).
From the bottom of our hearts, and from nearly 1000 people with roofs over their heads this summer, THANK YOU to our Eva Nepal family for gifting us with $23,000 in Earthquake Relief funding, and for entrusting us with this important work in the place we love.