Stories of the Survivors: Dhuskun, Nepal

To respond to the calamity caused by the high magnitude earthquake, Namlo is assessing the damages to the communities in its 2 program districts, out of the total 2 districts severely affected by the disaster. The rapid need assessment will provide basic information on the scale of loss to the Namlo supported communities in those districts.

2D1DF4C8-9D2E-4568-BE09-439F2FDC56FCAs thousands of people lost their lives and get injured, hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless and entire village flattened due to the upheavals.

To meet the immediate need, Namlo have contributed Relief support in Sindhupalchok and Tanahu. Namlo has also requested all Namlo’s donors, community organizations and well wishers to contribute to the fund and relief efforts to their level best. Namlo is saddened to the loss of lives and properties caused by the earthquake, which have struck all, but the poor communities are going to be more affected as they have less capacity to deal with the disaster.

1.

Name: Dhal Kumari Neupane (Female)

Dipendra with Dal Neupane

Dipendra with Dal Neupane

Age: 70 yrs.

No. of family members: 12

Address: Dhuskun- 6, Neupane tole,  Sindhupalchok

Namaste, I am Dhal Kumari Neupane. I am 70 years old. How terrible was that earthquake? it carried away a lot of things, human beings, animals and many more things. How is it comes time by time. On the time of first harmful earthquake we were just outside of the house and were able to safe our life. I have 12 members in my family. I had 3 homes but due to the earthquake all the three homes were destroyed. My 1 goat died and lost about 2200 kg of  food grains kg like-  maize, paddy,  etc. I was able to save about 500 kg of food grains but all the food grains which I have saved are mixed with dust and mud. On the time of second harmful Earthquake we were sitting inside our recently built temporary hut. It also destroyed all the rest of the walls of home and other things. We received 1bag rice of 25 kg through VDC Office, noodles, biscuits and other food materials. Government, political parties, Shirjanshil, Hatemalo and other peoples from India and from other countries distributed those items (I don’t know those peoples but want to say hearty thanks to all of them). I don’t know about Namlo, many people told me that Namlo is working in ward no. 1  of Dhuskun, so I thought that Namlo will provide only to peoples of ward 1, but you great man distributing to us also. I request to Namlo for GI sheets to make shelter as monsoon is coming soon. We lost our beddings and clothes and pots also, if possible please support for clothes and pots also.

!!! Thank you !!!

Taken By: Dipendra Joshi

2.

Name: Bhawanath  Neupane0DE073B9-E09D-413A-84C2-8F614A2012C4

Age: 54 yrs.

No. of family members: 9

Address: Dhuskun- 7, Laharee tole,  Sindhupalchok

        Namaste, my name is  Bhawanath  Neupane. I am 54 years old. There are 9 members in my family but 5 are living here at Dhuskun and 2 members are outside of village. At the time of Earth quake I was outside of my home, it was my good luck. All the family members are safe. All the cattle are safe. I have lost about 1400 kg of  food grains kg like-  maize, paddy,  etc. I was able to save about 200 kg of food grains but all the food grains which I have saved are mixed with dust and mud. On the time of second harmful Earthquake we were in village area. We received 1 bag rice of 25 kg through VDC Office, noodles, biscuits, beaten rice and other food materials. Government, political parties, Shirjanshil, Hatemalo and other peoples from India distributed those items. I don’t know about Namlo but I am happy by getting such items from Namlo and hope to get GI sheets to make shelter and pots for cooking and other purpose.

3.

Name: Radha Dhungana

Radha Dhungana

Radha Dhungana

Age: 35 yrs.

No. of family members: 4

Address: Dhuskun- 1, Risal  tole,  Sindhupalchok

Namaste, I am Radha Dhungana. I am 35 years old. On the time of first harmful earthquake we were in training of coffee production at Dhuskun Community building. We guessed earth quake came and saw the building were as moving from one side to another.   scarcely we ran out from the building and saw all the buildings were destroyed. I was worried about my daughter and home so quickly ran towards my home. I found my daughter and cattle are safe but my home was cracked.  I have 4 members in my family. On the time of second harmful earth quake, I was at home and feeding to goats and I was pushed away by something than thought the earth quake comes once again. It destroyed my home totally, 1 male breeder died, calf injured and lost about 400 kg of  food grains like-  maize, paddy,  etc. I was able to save about 200 kg of food grains but all the food grains which I have saved are mixed with dust and mud. In total we lost about Nrs. 700,000.00. We received 1 bag rice of 25 kg through VDC Office, rice 12 kg, salt 1 kg, lentil 3 kg through Shirjanshil and 15 kg rice, lentil 3 kg, beaten rice 3 kg, tent 1 and  1 blanket from Indian organization and  materials distributed by Namlo Nepal. I request to Namlo for GI sheets to make shelter as monsoon is coming soon.

4.

Name: Shambhu Ram Neupane

Kanchi Sherpa with children in Dhuskun

Kanchi Sherpa with children in Dhuskun

Age: 49 yrs.

No. of family members: 5

Address: Dhuskun- 1, Risal  tole,  Sindhupalchok

Namaste, my name is Shambhu Ram Neupane. I am 49 years old. On the time of first harmful earthquake I was at work in the   school. When earthquake appeared I was afraid of and marched to my home. My home was cracked.  My family, cattle and food grains were safe but at the time of second earth quake I was just outside of my home. My home was totally destroyed. I lost  about 600 kg of  food grains kg like-  maize, paddy,  etc. I was able to save about 250 kg of food grains but all the food grains which I have saved are mixed with dust and mud. I lost about Nrs. 750,00.00. We received 1 bag rice of 25 kg through VDC Office, rice 12 kg, salt 1 kg, lentil 3 kg through Shirjanshil and 15 kg rice, lentil 3 kg, beaten rice 3 kg, tent 1 and  1 blanket from Indian organization and  materials distributed by Namlo Nepal. I request to Namlo for GI sheets to make shelter as monsoon is coming soon and also request for cash.

5.

Name: Shobha Neupane

Dipendra and Kanchi with Namlo relief truck in Dhuskun

Dipendra and Kanchi with Namlo relief truck in Dhuskun

Age: 18 yrs.

No. of family members: 6

Address: Dhuskun- 1, Dhungepati,  Sindhupalchok

Namaste, my name is Shobha Neupane. I am 18 years old. On the time of first harmful earthquake I was at Kathmandu. I was afraid of and I heard that my mother in law died so I was marched to home at night from Kathmandu and arrived at home at morning time at 5:00 am. We requested to all neighbors and took out dead body from the destroyed home and took it to riverside to give fire and did last sacrifice . I lost 2 goats and all the food grains (about 150 kg), I have received cash Nrs. 40,000.00 from VDC( Nepal Government). We received 1 bag rice of 25 kg through VDC Office, rice 12 kg, salt 1 kg, lentil 3 kg through Shirjanshil and 15 kg rice, lentil 3 kg, beaten rice 3 kg, tent 1 and  1 blanket from Indian organization and  materials distributed by Namlo Nepal. I request to Namlo for GI sheets to make shelter as monsoon is coming soon.