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£572raised of £500 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £572 to help Houses4Nepal rebuild homes that were lost during the earthquakes in Nepal.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 10th August 2017

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    "We're okay," he said just before he got cut off, which considering the tone of his voice, wasn't very reassuring. After seeing the first images of the earthquake's destruction, I was relieved to hear from him, however. With a death count running in the thousands, and more than ten thousand injured, I had prepared myself for the worst case scenario.

    I was glued to the news; glimpses of destroyed temples I had witnessed in their full glory only the year before; houses turned into piles of bricks on the sides of roads that no longer led anywhere; orphaned children crying in the dust. The earth had moved, and Nepal was ripped in half.

    I put the phone down with a renewed sense of hope. The voice on the other side belonged to Suman Khatri, a tour leader for Royal Mountain Travel and a dear friend. Even though his house was utterly destroyed in the disaster, his spirit was high as ever, and his family was safe.

    My photographer friend Roberto Rubalcava and I decided we wanted to do something to help the people of Nepal, and realizing that we were useless at putting brick and mortar together, decided to fund our own trip to Nepal to film the aftermath of the earthquake in order to raise awareness of the support that is still so necessary more than a year after the earth shook.

    We visited a building site in the Everest area where the Dutch charity Houses4Nepal was finishing the build of its first house. We were touched by the charity's founder Hanne Dikken, who started raising funds for the Nepalese after they guided her to safety during the earthquakes when she was on holiday in Nepal. Being inspired by her determination and the resilience of her Nepalese friends, we decided to use this page to raise funds for her charity.

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    • Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk1 year ago
      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A massive thank you to all of the wonderful souls that so generously donated to our cause. With these funds, Houses4Nepal can start building on a house in Kathmandu valley. We will keep you posted on their progress. Have a beautiful Sunday.

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    • Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk1 year ago
      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      1 year ago

      Something about her made us both pick up our cameras at the same time, and I wasn't even there to take pictures. Maybe it was her stroll, the determined thread of a girl that knew where she was going. Or maybe it was the way she was dressed, bright red against a background of brown dusty rubble, burning a hole in the landscape of death and dust. Thank you all so much for donating so far! We are nearly there, having raised over half our target. Please spread the word in the last couple of days of our campaign.

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    • Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk1 year ago
      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      1 year ago

      When we visit Suman and his family, Avi is a wee little thing mostly hiding in his mother's lap. We're immediately taken by this little charmer, especially when he wears his fluffy bear suit. He shows off his moves like any other one year old when he walks in between dad and grandma. Avi lived in his father's house for only a couple of months until the earthquakes destroyed it. The house that we are sponsoring is for him and his family. It would be amazing if with your generous help we could give them a roof over their head.

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    • Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk2 years ago
      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

      2 years ago

      Pimba is easily entertained. He plays with mud, he plays with water, and sometimes he plays with the rays of the sun that touch his face. He stretches out to reach the beams that make it through the open window of the new house he is going to live in. Suman shows Roberto around on the building site while I follow Pimba around in his little kingdom. He smiles a lot. Pimba lives in the Everest area, and his new house wouldn't have existed (and been completed a couple of months ago) without the help of Hanne Dikken's charity and your donations.

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    Page last updated on: 8/10/2017 8:55 PM

    Supporters

    28

    • P. Niven

      P. Niven

      Aug 10, 2017

      £25.00

    • Udo (from Cologne)

      Udo (from Cologne)

      Aug 10, 2017

      Hi Roberto, great job!! All the best!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 10, 2017

      Dear Roberto and Rebecca, A lovely cause by lovely people. Good luck x Pennie & Nav

      £10.00

    • Katharine Oakes

      Katharine Oakes

      Aug 10, 2017

      £10.00

    • Zoe Rozansky

      Zoe Rozansky

      Aug 10, 2017

      ❤❤❤

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 10, 2017

      £40.00

    • Pete

      Pete

      Aug 10, 2017

      Hope you reach your target x

      £10.00

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    Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

    Roberto Rubalcava & Rebecca Rijsdijk

    London, United Kingdom

    Roberto Rubalcava is a photographer based in London. His projects focus on the human condition and display a great sensibility for light and colour. Rebecca Rijsdijk is a writer based in London. Her work focusses on small human dramas that are easily overlooked.

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