With help from We Help Nepal, Nepallink has set up community kitchens in Kathmandu and Gorkha to feed earthquake victims. Here is an update from them on the kitchen’s progress: "People are really thankful for the kitchen. It means so much for each one of them that it is helping them to reduce at least their worries from what to eat the next day.."
“For cooking, people are sharing their duties. Some of the elders from the society are taking responsibilities of cooking. Male members are usually doing the cooking while the women helps in cutting vegetables and works like cleaning. For the utensils, though we use our own utensil to cook, the villagers bring their own plates to eat. They manage to wash their own dishes, so it’s easier to clean up rest of the dishes later.
In Kathmandu, most of the people who come here are usually the homeless and the ones who have no job. Most of the factories are down, so people are still in search of job. Those people come here in our kitchen. We use a gas stove to cook food and for water we buy them. In Gorkha, poor villagers come to the kitchen. There as well, most of the villagers are homeless and the ones who are having hard time to survive for food and living. In Gorkha people usually collect wood on their day time for evening food, and they also collect water in tank; in the evening they help in kitchen for cooking and cleaning."
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