A 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck central Nepal in April 2015 left more than 9 000 people killed and flattened more than half a million homes, taking away belongings and livelihoods. To help the most affected families to get back on their feet, the EU Humanitarian Aid and People in Need (PIN) has worked together to introduce a community-wide recovery programme in areas heavily impacted by the tremor.
As part of the assistance, a cash-for-work initiative has been introduced in the remote village of Barpak, the epicentre of the earthquake. This has given the vulnerable women and girls an opportunity to earn extra income by knitting clothes for their families and other earthquake survivors. Thanks to the funding, not only have their livelihoods improved, but they are also now prepared for the next winter.
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