On May 9th, Friends of Nepal sent 330 household packages into the town of Kartike where neighboring communities walked several hours from Gumba VDC ward 7,8 to pick up relief material. Friends of Nepal-We Help Nepal volunteer and photographer, Surachet Pong along with our local contact Janden Dorje Lama, accompanied the distribution truck and were in Gumbathan when the second 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on May 12th, but thankfully returned safely back to Kathmandu on May 14th.
Relief aid, while well intentioned, often ends up in the pockets of corrupt local bureaucrats and/or multinational contracts, with very little reaching the people that actually need it. Ensure that your contributions reach those in need.
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