02 May The Nepal Earthquake – A Personal Story
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Buddhiman’s Nepal Earthquake Story
Budhhiman’s life has been shattered on more than one occasion. A bad accident left him unable to walk, and the 2015 Nepal earthquake destroyed his family home. Three years on, he is learning to walk again and INF has helped him rebuild his house.
Buddhiman is a farmer from Gorkha worked in the fields to provide for his family. He also took on work as a carpenter in the local village. While working on the land Budhhiman had a fall and badly hurt his right leg. His cries for help were eventually heard and a fellow villager found him. But he couldn’t stand up.
Buddhiman was taken to Chitwan for treatment and then transferred to Kathmandu. He was devastated to be told that his leg would need to be amputated. Budhhiman broke down at the thought of never being able to walk again because there was no way he would ever be able to afford an artificial leg to get him back on his feet.
When INF began its work in Gorkha after the 2015 earthquake we decided to focus on helping some of the most vulnerable people – those with disabilities. Budhhiman met INF staff who transferred him to Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara. There he was given treatment, care and an artificial limb which he didn’t have to pay for.
Budhhiman has begun learning to walk again, he has returned to work and continues his carpentry to provide for the family. INF was also able to support the rebuilding of his home.
“INF has made my dream of walking again a reality,” says Buddhiman.
You can find out more about the 2015 earthquake and ways in which INF has helped individuals and communities by visiting our special Earthquake Page. INF is still working to help those affected.