Rebuild for Change (RFC) is a compassion-based community regrowth initiative, which was born in the aftermath of the major earthquake and aftershock that hit Nepal on 25th April and 12th May 2015, respectively. We realized that despite the huge amount of international fund disbursement, many villages have not been reached by the national government and international organizations. This made us reflect on the need of a different type of approach to humanitarian aid, that has to start perceiving the communities as active actors of the reconstruction, and no longer as passive beneficiaries, as we believe that empowered and self-reliant communities will be less dependent on external funds. The aim of RFC is therefore to reach these ‘forgotten’ villages to bring a long-term sustainable and holistic approach to rehabilitation
RFC is a symbiotic rehabilitation model, where the beneficiaries are not just passive recipient but the active members, who envision, plan and implement the changes they wish to see in their communities. The primary strength of RFC model is its ability to imbibe the local ethos, technology and to innovate a unique and symbiotic working model.