KATHMANDU, MAY 18
Ninety-two-year-old Man Kumari Parajuli flashes an infectious smile while she shows me her homeowner agreement card.
Her old dwelling located in Namobuddha municipality in Nepal's central hills was damaged by the 2015 earthquake. A group of mobile masons is busy building a new house for her, in the adjacent courtyard. "I cannot wait to move into the new house," she says.
Padam Bahadur Kami's landless family is also getting their house built by the same construction crew while more than a hundred kilometers away from Namobuddha, another crew is building a house for elderly Dipa Bahadur Kunwar and his wife in Nuwakot.
Six years on, Nepal's post-earthquake housing reconstruction is nearly complete. Ninety-two percent of the targeted population is on track to move in refurbished and resilient houses.
In the final reconstruction stretch, the teams mobilized by NRA under the WB-supported Nepal Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Project are ensuring that all get a roof over their heads.
A version of this article appears in the print on May 19, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.