Housing poverty in Nepal
- 45,960 people served in FY18
- Over 50,000 volunteers hosted
- Projects: disaster response and relief, women's empowerment, repair and training
However, eight years later we had helped only 830 families to build decent housing. So, in a strategic decision to increase our impact, we began to leverage on partnerships with other NGOs, microfinance institutions, and village lending and savings groups.
At least 40,000 urban housing units in Nepal are required annually until 2021, according to a study done by UN-HABITAT at the request of the Nepali government.
The 2010 study, “Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile”, stated that soaring land prices and increasing rural-urban migration made it difficult for the poor to afford housing, especially in the fast-growing urban areas.
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We work with various community level organisations in 35 districts to increase our impact by reaching out to poorer communities. The result is a cost-effective and environmental-friendly housing programme delivered through multiple partnerships with local institutions.
We also work on extending our impact through partnerships with the government and celebrity ambassadors. Special events such as Habitat Youth BUILD, Everest Build, and Scouts Build help to raise awareness of the need for decent housing.
Together with our partners, we are currently building 2.3 houses per hour.