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Livelihood


Agriculture/livestock was the most common form of livelihood (94%) before the earthquake for those living in displacement sites. For 26% of displaced population it had not been possible to continue after the earthquake yet 68% of the displaced population still depended on agriculture. Daily labour (26%) was the most common coping mechanism following the earthquake, a large increase from 2% before the earthquake. For 2% of the sites, most of the households had not been able to find alternative means of income generation.

Liv1

What is the occupation/trade of majority of households living on site before (left) and after (right) the earthquake?

In majority of sites, women were interested in weaving/knitting (49%) and running store/small businesses (9%) for income generating activities. For men the majority were interested in construction works (44%), running store/small businesses (35%), agriculture (11%) and art/craft (8%)

Liv2

What income generating activities would men and women be interested in doing?