Sometimes, the universe confirms a good deed….
Sometimes, the universe confirms a good deed. Upon arrival in #Mankhu, our conservation architect, Randolph Langenbach, and Nepali engineer Dipendra Gautam, found the home of Ram Sunar. A #Dalit, or low-caste man, Ram is a subsistence farmer with few means. His home was leveled in the April 25th #NepalQuake. He gladly accepted our offer to help him with rebuilding his family home using Randolph’s gabion band structure, which mimics the timber-laced construction in #Kashmir, #Bam, and elsewhere that survived similar quakes. After two days of work in the intense heat and humidity of monsoon in the middle hills, the team of local masons have gotten most of the first floor finished. Ram’s house, once finished, will not only be more #earthquake resistant, but also a showcase home for others who need to rebuild in the village. Yesterday’s afternoon #rainbow, arcing through the sky and right toward Ram’s home brought a smile to all our faces. Small steps, but each one counts. #nepaliloveyou #HelpCarryTheLoad #buildbackbetter #liveyouradventure