Women’s Safe House – Update #21

Work continues in May. The free-draining stone backfill has been completed behind the first lift of the shear wall. Work on the second floor columns and interlock walls is well underway.

Areas of the property are being cleared for fruit trees and for growing vegetables.

The lower retaining wall is now being extended, using additional funding provided by the local government.

Women’s Safe House – Update #20

The first floor slab was poured at the end of March

Progress has continued through April. The second floor columns and walls are under construction. This floor has five of the ten bedrooms.

The shear wall is damp proofed and backfilling with drain rock has started

Women’s Safe House – Update #19

The project is progressing well through March

By the middle of the month, the ground floor walls are being topped off. Lintels are going in above the windows

A workshop is held with the Mayors and Deputy Mayors of all 10 Palikas of Sankhuwasabha about the sustainable operation of the Safe House. A committee has been formed to draft the operation procedures where each Palika has to contribute funds every year.

After three weeks of March, the first floor suspended slab form work is nearing completion. Soon the first floor slab will be poured.

Women’s Safe House – Update #18

In early March, the lower floor layout is really starting to take shape – with interlock brick walls and door and window frames made from locally harvested wood. These rooms will be mostly offices and an isolation wing.

Lintel beams are being cast, and work has started on the first stairs.

The excellent progress continues and there is a site visit from the local mayor and DCC chair and a government engineer.