Restoring life after earthquake

Saroj Bista from Salyantar in Dhading district lost his house in the 2015 earthquake. His brother got trapped under the rubble but Saroj managed to pull him out. The young farmer got hired as a social mobiliser by Oxfam's partner DEPROCC. After Oxfam helped construct toilets and water storage, Saroj started growing tomatoes to further sustain his family. 

  • Saroj Bista tends the tomato plants just four months after the earthquake destroyed his house - credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam
  • Saroj Bista becomes a vegetable grower and social mobiliser after the earthquake - Credit: Sam Tarling/Oxfam