Houses design, inquiry and files

April 14, 2018

The main purpose of our last visit to the Duguna Gadi Villages was to gather as much information possible on the house design for each family integrated in the project. The position of every house with excavation was recorded, and with the help of two translators (Prashant and Om from Hope Camp), we interviewed the families of these same houses….

Houses’ Update: 28/02/2018

February 28, 2018

The core house has a gross construction area of 36m2. If you count the covered balcony (17m2) and the washing facilities (5m2) areas, the house reaches a total gross area of 58m2. This core house is the same for every family involved, no matter their social or economic status. Alongside the architect and the engineers, each family will later personalize…

Japan’s Embassy trip to the villages: 21/02/2018

February 21, 2018

Today, some members of the Japanese embassy went to visit the villages. They witnessed first hand the progress of the construction work and checked the condition and operation of the truck and the bulldozer (both donated by the embassy). Above all, they felt the warmth and dedication of the villagers as they worked on the iron bars and on the…

Meeting at Dwarika’s: 10/02/2018

February 10, 2018

Another meeting with the Duguna Gadi Village Committee, Associação Obrigado Portugal, Namlo Europa and Dwarika’s Foundation! Last Thursday we discussed some details about the progress in foundations excavations, the purchase / transport / confection of the rebar “cages” for the foundations, and the purchase of aggregates and sand also for foundations. It should not be long before we see more…

Heritage and Memory: 22/01/2018

January 22, 2018

      As the Our Dream Village project progresses, we re-focus the work on the design and construction of the houses. With this project, we not only intend to give a new home to the villagers, but also to preserve the cultural memory of this remote region of the country. The preparation of the inventory of the architectural elements…

Progress: 17/01/2018

January 17, 2018

The two engineers who provide constant support at the villages, Durba and Laxman, returned to Kathmandu for only a week. They brought good news: more than 50 houses have the excavations ready to start the foundations, and many others are in progress for the same purpose! Tomorrow they will return to complete this work so we can all begin the…

Visit to Tatopani: 12/12/2017

December 12, 2017

Once the two engineers were about to return to the villages, we took the chance and joined the trip! We checked the steel bars, the excavations already made for the foundations and gave extra technical guidance. It was marvellous to witness the commitment of the villagers on getting the construction started!  Until next visit, keep up with the good work!…

Property and land division: One of the major challenges for Our Dream Village project – 03/06/2016

September 26, 2016

 As you may remember, Our Dream Village project’s goal is to rebuild 222 houses for the 1181 people from Sidupalchowk. The reconstruction works will take place on the mountain, where earthquakes, landslides and heavy rains have seriously damaged the lands. Thus, there are only a few pockets of land considered by the geologists as low risk areas where people can…

Roads access opens to the villages across the Bhotekoshi River, Sindhupalchowk: 01/05/2016

May 12, 2016

Finally the access bridge to Duguna and other villages is made and the road access is opened to the villages up to Yarmasing by the effort of the Duguna Gadi Village Development Committee with the help of their municipality and partners Dwarika’s Foundation and Obrigado Portugal. The bridge is accessible to the villages and the reconstructed roads connect to all…

Mr. Mario and Mr. Narayan from Eco Himal joined the team of the Dwarika’s Foundation and the Obricado Portugal to Tatopani VDC, Sindhupalchowk: 21/03/2016

March 21, 2016

Mr. Narayal Dhakal from Eco Himal along with Mr. Mario and the Portuguese team from the partner Obricado Portugal and Mr. D B Basnet (Guru Jee) from the Dwarika’s Foundation visited to Duguna Gadi Village in Tatopani VDC, Sindhupalchowk  for the updates on the roads, building and water supply as well as to examine the poles put in  by geologists…