Ibasho is an international project founded by Emi Kiyota, Ph.D., and funded by the WorldBank with the goal of creating socially integrated, disaster resilient, and sustainable communities that value their elders. The project currently runs in Japan, Philippines and Nepal.
Ibasho Project in Nepal:
The earthquake of April 25, 2015 in Nepal has created massive destruction with a loss of lives and livelihoods, effecting over more than 8000 people and households. The elderly are among the most affected both physically and mentally. Ibasho aims to provide the technical assistance that will benefit elders who were affected by the earthquake in the Nepal. Starting in February 2016, Bihani became the the implementation partner in Nepal. Over the years, Ibasho has grown and by 2018 established itself as a separate NGO of which Santoshi Rana is the founder and director.