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IRM Project Interview: Junimaya Tamang (Katarje, Sindhupalchok)

Tamang is a single woman whose house and cowshed were destroyed by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal. Her house was assessed but her name did not appear in the beneficiary list for a government housing reconstruction grant. She has filed multiple grievances but is yet to be enlisted as a beneficiary.

She still lives in the damaged house as well as a temporary shelter while she waits to receive the reconstruction grant to build a new house.

This interview was filmed in November 2019 for the Independent Impacts and Recovery Monitoring (IRM) project, led by The Asia Foundation and funded by the UK Department for International Development. The project was implemented almost immediately after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, followed by another major quake on 12 May 2015. IRM is a longitudinal mixed-methods study developed to systematically monitor social impacts of the disaster and the response over the longer-term, collecting evidence that goes beyond one-off damage and needs assessments.

Direction and Camera: Prabhat R Jha
Editing and Audio: Ranzen Jha
Subtitles: Nayan Pokhrel
Produced by Democracy Resource Center Nepal

Related locations: Nepal