IRM Project Interview: Setimaya Damai (Syaule, Sindhupalchok)


Damai is a single, landless Dalit woman who was living on public forest land when the earthquake destroyed her house. She lived alone in a temporary shelter until the end of 2019 when she finally received government financial assistance to buy a plot of land and started rebuilding.

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

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