Scottish based charity, Bring Back The Smile To Nepal, has completed the rebuild of an entire village in Nepal.
The village of Archanbas, situated on a remote hillside in the Gorkha District of Nepal, was completely destroyed by the massive earthquake in 2015. The small and remote community had little chance of being reached by the bigger charities or the Government’s reconstruction plans.
However, when Bring Back The Smile To Nepal’s founder Anna Gurung travelled to Nepal in 2015 she was alerted to the plight of the devastated village and its former occupants, forced to live in handmade shelters.
“We immediately put together a construction plan with the villagers”, explained Anna, “and began the huge project of rebuilding all 21 houses in the community. We would like to thank all those you have contributed in the UK, all our volunteers here and the people of Archanbas themselves. We are very proud!”
But the charity is not resting on its laurels. After the difficulty of rebuilding on the hillside location – with all its logistical problems – Bring Back The Smile To Nepal has not been put off, and has already identified its next project. The village of Ruplang will be the next settlement to be helped by the charity.
“We plan to rebuild Ruplang as well”, Anna added, “it’s a huge effort, but we will continue our fundraising efforts here in the UK to ensure we can help as many people as possible.”
If you would like to support the charity, further information can be found on their website www.bringbackthesmiletonepal.org or via their facebook and twitter pages.