Nepal stands in the wake of disaster. The two major earthquakes that hit Nepal on April and May (2015) have killed thousands and left other hundred thousands destitute. Many have lost both homes, livelihood and loved ones. As the dust slowly settles one irrefutable fact becomes clear; it is time to rebuild and regrow.
Our sole objective at RFC is to redefine what it means to rehabilitate. RFC aims to provide a wholesome, full-circle approach at rehabilitating a community. We have designed an integrated solution for transitional rehabilitation approach that includes a package of a shelter with a latrine and a solar charger.
a. TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS
Our rehabilitation effort at this time is a fight against time since the impending monsoon will complicate an already critical situation. RFC had adopted the model of Transitional Metal Shelters (TMS) inspired by a design that emerged in Pakistan after an earthquake in 2005. The design has a long history of success. In 2005, a German technician living in Kashmir named Titus Gall developed it to create shelter for victims of a 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Then, in 2010, a tour company owner and operator named Eli Kretzmann implemented the design to help bring relief to some of the 8 million people displaced by a huge summer flooding in Pakistan and Afghanistan
Once the frame is completed, the house owner can use salvaged materials to line the walls.
b. LATRINES AND SOLAR LIGHTS
Providing shelter alone cannot suffice the rehabilitation calls at this hour. During our preliminary research at Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot district, we found out extending sanitary solutions and access to electricity was as crucial. The national electricity grid has been disrupted in most of the affected areas. To cover this, RFC has designed a package of temporary shelters with latrine and at least, one solar charging panel per shelter. However, VFC will make final recommendation on both after conducting Pre-Need Site Assessment.