Forty-six years old Nirmala Shrestha from Bungmati lost her house to the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th 2015. The earthquake killed over 9000 people and rendered thousands homeless. She currently stays in an open field nearby amid scarcities. Lately though, Nirmala is elated to have drinking water in her community.
Thanks to ACT Alliance,she along with other women in the her community,do not have to wake up at wee hours in the morning to fetch water. Instead, they can utilize the time for other productive activities, like spending time with their children. Nirmala is one of the seven household members of Bungmati who benefitted from the Bungmati Water supply scheme supported by ACT Alliance.