In coordination with Asscoiation for Aid and Relief Japan, The IRC, distributed 1000 Wakawaka solar lights & chargers in the Gorkha District.
Case study: Sanu Maya Gurung, 40 years old, is a mother of four living in Saurepani VDC, Gorkha district.
When the earthquake hit Nepal in April, Sanu Maya Gurung was farming in the field when she suddenly felt a horrendous shaking. On her way home, Sanu stumbled over a large crack in the earth and immediately realized the impact of the earthquake was. Fortunately all her family members were safe, but the same could not be said for their home, which had been devastated by the quake.Before the earthquake, nearly half of the households in their village had access to electricity, but now there is no power at all and no one knows when it will come back. “My village is very far from the highway and there is no road to access,” says Sanu. “That is why we were behind the assistance from international organizations. Even now, we are still struggling to rig up our house because of the shortage of materials. ”She was grateful for the WakaWaka light and said that she will now be able to cook in the kitchen at night. Also she said with smile, “My children can use this light for studying even at night. I will feel very happy to see my children do their homework and read the text books in the light. I don’t know how I can express my gratitude to you. Thank you very much.”