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Kala’s Story – a pathway to stability through partnership

Feb 1, 2022

The 2015 earthquake and 2017 flooding was devastating for Nepali families. Kala Lamgade and her family lived on the banks of the river Biring, and lost their home in the floods.

Surviving on daily earnings of Rs.350-500 (approx $3.50 – $5.00) as a labourer, Kala did not earn enough to support herself, her 5 children, and extended family. She made the heart-wrenching decision to send her three eldest children to work before they completed their schooling. But even with the combined family income, Kala’s family could not afford to rebuild a safe, strong home.

Habitat for Humanity worked alongside Kala, offering a pathway to strength and stability.

“I could not believe the support that we got from the Habitat team. Still I do not believe it, I’m getting a new home” says Kala.

By bringing together the community, Government agencies and other NGO’s, Habitat is able to serve families like Kala’s who otherwise could not easily access support. Click the video below to see what having a decent place to call home means to Kala, her daughter, and other families in their own words.