New house with a toilet Limbu, Bina
Building a toilet with a septic tank is one of the mandatory criteria to qualify for the third and final tranche of the housing reconstruction grant. Many people had to demolish their old toilets, despite being functional, to build new ones, and many still used the old toilets and turned the new ones into storage, cattle-shed or for other purposes. Taken during the 1st phase of fieldwork conducted by the research team based at Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, ‘Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction’. See project details at https://elmnr.arts.ubc.ca/.
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