Gorkha District’s Villagers & The Struggles Of Rebuilding After Nepal’s Earthquake

A woman carrying a basket of rocks – material necessary for rebuilding homes destroyed by the earthquake.

 

Photographer Szymon Barylski is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary   photography.  From project ‘Stranded‘.  To see Szymon’s projects click on any image.

 

Maldhani Gurung a 70-year-old woman with her granddaughter in the village of Baluwa, Gorkha District, near the epicenter of the earthquake.

 

A woman crushing rocks into gravel with a hammer; this material is needed for constructing houses. It is hard and laborious work, which they do for several hours every day. Barpak, in Gorkha District, the epicenter of the earthquake of 25 April 2015.

 

Girls in the village of Baluwa, Gorkha District. Near the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake which killed 9,000 people.

 

Pupils in a school in Mandre, Gorkha District. On 25 April 2015 the school was completely destroyed by the earthquake. It was only after 4 months that the residents managed to rebuild a temporary school, using corrugated iron. 250 pupils attend this school. They are taught in poor conditions, without electricity and school materials.

 

Men rebuilding houses destroyed by the largest earthquake in Nepal in more than 80 years. Baluwa, Gorkha District.

 

More than year and a half has passed since the earthquake. The money for rebuilding homes has not been given to the survivors yet. Residents of the village of Barpak, in Gorkha District, are rebuilding homes on their own.

 

A man rebuilding a house in Barpak, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.

 

A family living in a temporary shelter in the village of Baluwa, in Gorkha District.

 

A resident of the village of Baluwa, Gorkha District, in front of a temporary shelter in which she is living with her parents, two sisters and grandfather. Daughter of Suk Bahadur Gurung

 

Indra Kumari Ghale who lost her nephew during the earthquake is in a temporary shelter. Barpak, Gorkha District.

 

A family who lost their home during the earthquake. Now they are living in a temporary shelter which they managed to rebuild using materials from the remains of their destroyed home

 

 

See also:

Iquitos – Belen

By Szymon Barylski

 


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