The strength and flexibility of steel makes it the go to material for earthquake resistance—our steel frame and CGI roof resists collapse in the event of seismic activity.
Our Prefabs are enclosed by a steel band and are completely encased with chainlink fencing giving the structure Gabian Basket-style protection. Should the walls fall during an earthquake, they will fall outward, leaving occupants safe from harm.
No welding or special equipment is required. The entire structure is bolted together and can be completed in just 1 to 2 days.
All pieces are easily stackable allowing for ultimate portability. Two complete Prefabs fit in a single Mahindra Mini-Truck.
Recipients are responsible for finishing the walls, giving them a sense of ownership, responsibility, and customizability.
Portal Prefabs are designed to be accessible to those who need them most. Our basic units range from NPR 113,000 (for a 1 Bay) to NPR 277,000 (for a 4 Bay) and are inclusive of VAT.
Overall costs are greatly reduced by salvaging used windows, doors, and walls from the recipients' old homes or buildings.
Our Prefabs are designed and built entirely in Nepal and are providing employment to local Nepali men and women.
All parts, materials, and tools are sourced locally from Nepali distributers, hardware shops, and steel manufacturers.
By allowing homeowners to build their own walls using traditional building materials, Portal Prefabs maintain the look and feel of culturally appropriate and traditional buildings.
In 2016, Portal Prefab partnered with Five14, a local organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking through tourism and community development work. Five14 built 25 Portal Prefab structures in a vulnerable area of Nuwakot District. These Prefabs are not only serving as new homes to families, but they also are being used as homestays--a welcome new source of income.
Portal is a registered 501c3 organization in the USA. Donations are tax deductible, and they directly impact the lives of people trying to escape poverty. We work hard to keep our expenses low and our impact high.