One of the largest landslides from last years Uttarakhand flooding started far above the Mandakini River at Bhiri. Houses were destroyed, but because it happened one week after the flood, the government considered this a seperate incident. The affected families did not qualify for the same level of aid as other flood victims.
We found five families living in tin sheds on a steep, unstable slope. They had no resources to relocate.
In June, an experienced construction team arrived from West Bengal led by Br Ratnakar. On much more stable land, this unique four unit building plus a single house are nearly finished.
Since their farmland was also lost in the slide, they will continue to struggle, but at least they have new, safe homes before winter.