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Living under a tin roof is not easy - and many are missing their old home. Belimaya is just one of those mourning the loss of her old house...

What’s it like to lose your house? To many villagers in the earthquake affected districts, it was indeed a huge economic setback. It costs at least 500,000 rs. – or around 8,000 USD – just to build a traditional house in clay and stone, at least in Palanchok, Kavre. Building a modern house in brick and concrete easily runs up in three times that amount! But besides the economic loss, the destruction of one’s house – to many the home of not only one but several generations – is still a deeply emotional issue. In the video opposite, Belimaya Shrestha, 64, shares her feelings.

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