Help to Rebuild Old Syaphru Bensi

The devastating 7.8 and 7.3 magnitude earthquakes that hit Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015 have left the historic village of Old Syaphru Bensi in ruins. The homes of 104 local residents were reduced to piles of rubble, leaving them to reside in inadequate temporary shelters for the past nine months while awaiting slow-moving and ineffective assistance from the Nepali government.

The #RebuildOldSyaphru project is a local, community-based effort to provide the necessary planning and provisioning of materials to rebuild 22 homes in the village by the end of May 2016. Instead of waiting further on insufficient governmental assistance, local residents of Old Syaphru have banned together to rebuild their homes themselves with the few resources they have.

Your generous donations will be essential to purchasing raw materials that, along with salvaged and locally-sourced supplies, will be used to rebuild these homes with local labor.

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We truly value your help and want to thank you by offering some great donation perks. All the perks are valid till December 2018:

  • Donation of $200 or more – Free home-stay in Old Syaphru Bensi for two nights.
  • Donation of $500 or more – One day of free tourist guide services for sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley (Boudanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambunath, Kathmandu Durbur Square, and Patan Durbur Square)
  • Donation of $1500 or more– Free trekking guide services within Langtang National Park for five days (Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang Valley Trek, and Gosainkunda Lake Trek).

THANK YOU! Your kind help is much appreciated!


Engineers without Border from KIT Team: From Top Left-  Julia Hofmann, Mira Wehr, Leonie Braun, Jun Zhiang and Marcus Hamann Schroer. 0

Locals & Engineers from KIT, Germany together for building Waste Incineration in Old Syaphru Bensi

  • On: October 21, 2016
  • By: RebuildOldSyaphru

The team of five engineers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT ...

Patrick Gansser (second from right) and Lara Gansser (second from left) with #RebuildOldSyaphru project team in Old Syaphru Bensi, Nepal 0

Patrick Gansser and Lara Gansser visit Old Syaphru Bensi

  • On: August 20, 2016
  • By: RebuildOldSyaphru

One of our fund-raising partners; Patrick Gansser and his daughter Lar ...

Sketch of toilet as drawn by Er. Sujan Shakya for Old Syaphru Bensi 0

#RebuildOldSyaphru makes decision to help reconstruction of toilets for newly built houses in Old Syaphru Bensi

  • On: August 5, 2016
  • By: RebuildOldSyaphru

Along the smooth progress on the reconstruction of the houses in Old S ...

House of Phurpu Sangbo Tamang and family. Its 9th house to get the roof. 0

Total 11 houses get roofing in Old Syaphru Bensi fighting against monsoon curse

  • On: August 5, 2016
  • By: RebuildOldSyaphru

In addition to previous progress on reconstruction work in Old Syaphru ...


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