The Everest Builds have been a very initiative for Habitat for Humanity Nepal, and have attracted support from all around the world. The first Everest Build was Pokhara in 2010, with around 800 volunteers. The second Everest Build was in Kavre with around 900 volunteers.
The third Everest Build was held from November 17 -21 2014, in Chitwan. Around 500 national and 500 international volunteers worked alongside Nepali families to build houses over five days. The families who took part in the build were from the Syauli Bazaar community, where most of them have lived since 1970.
After seeing the bamboo houses built by Habitat for Humanity, residents of Syauli Bazaar are looking forward to a new phrase in their lives. Mangal Bahadur Tamang, a community leader in is excited that he will be able to own a permanent home. Together with his wife and son, he contributed his own labor to help construct their bamboo house. Tamang said that having a permanent, secure home gives him a sense of pride.