Tagged with Pokhara

HFHI Global Village Nepal Video #1

Well, the first video is hot off the virtual press!  I am most honored to introduce you to Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Team Nepal (Leknath, Pokhara, Sept. – Oct. 2012).  They are sure to entertain you with their stories and demonstrations of their unique contributions.  If you have ever wondered how to build a simple decent … Continue reading

Day 11: Saying Goodbye to Pokhara

The air was cool, the sky crystal clear this morning. Photos and words simply do not do justice to what we are seeing and experiencing. The snow-capped mountain peaks appeared so clearly it was as though you could reach out and touch them. Our time here has come to an end. Goodbyes are heartfelt and … Continue reading

Days 5 & 6: Weekend Site Seeing

A welcome change from the physical labor of house building, we are touring some of the well known sites around Pokhara. Saturday morning at 5am we headed up to Sarangkot. The view was spectacular – perched high above the town we watched another day dawn. As the sun – a huge blaze of orange – … Continue reading

Day 2: Bamboo Weaving Continues

What progress we have made! Weaving bamboo while fun is also time consuming, especially with just a few simple tools. Each piece needs to be measured, cut, stripped, and then woven in between the vertical pieces. This forms a strong interior structure which will then be covered with mortar. Our team has really bonded and … Continue reading

Day 1: Learning Bamboo Construction

After months of anticipation…we made it to the worksite! It was an amazing first day of building. We had two teams working on learning to cut, strip and weave bamboo and the other digging the pit latrine and using the dirt to backfill the foundation.