Immediately after the earthquake, the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation worked with the Malteser to send blankets and tents to the region. In addition to these immediate actions, the foundation has been particularly active in three other core areas: education, care, and health. The impact of this once-in-a-century quake was particularly felt in the town of Bungamati, where the foundation is now helping to organise long-term care. In cooperation with Nepal's honorary consul general, Ann-Katrin Bauknecht, and the Nepalese relief organization MAITI-Nepal, the Family House project is underway in Bungamati, about eight kilometres from Kathmandu. The will provide a home and education for orphans in the area.
The planned construction of the Bungamati Familiy House at the Tri-Ratna Cooperative School for orphans to receive comprehensive care and schooling began in November 2015. The project is located in the rural Lalitpur district, about eight kilometres outside the capital Kathmandu in the centre of the village of Bungamati. Up to ten children and volunteers can be accommodated in the Family House. Separate rooms are planned for boys and girls in the building. It is especially important to provide the girls a safe home. All girls, regardless of age, have been in especially great danger since the earthquake in Nepal. They are often kidnapped by slave traders and taken to India where they are forced into prostitution or sold as child labour.
Currently, between five and ten people work on the project every day, supported by helpers such as two students from Germany. What is certain is that more donations are urgently needed to finish the construction and to provide the children with a protected, safe, and sheltered home as quickly as possible.