“Why did every house crumble?” Surveying the destruction around him, even a mason like Dunnbahabur couldn’t quite fathom the totality of the damage the earthquakes brought to Bhumlichowk, his village in Nepal. In the neighborhood where he lives with his wife and four children, all 20 homes were completely destroyed.
But Bhumlichowk is not just small; it’s also remote. Tucked away on a hilltop in the Himalayan foothills, Dunnbahabur and his family had to wait over a week for emergency supplies. But finally, JDC arrived, with ample quantities of food, clothing, medical supplies, temporary shelter—even a team of local architects. Now Dunnbahabur and his neighbors have what they need to begin rebuilding their lives.