The team has been busy since our last update. In Sundhupalchowk we erected 16 metal shelters for the Handicapped and the Elderly. The shelters will be used by 75 people. A local volunteer group provided the ground for the camp. We were pleased to be place them before the advent of the full force of the monsoon, which was greatly appreciated by the beneficiaries.
We Help Nepal was the first relief group to bring in semi permanent shelters in their area.
It was 5.15 PM when we left Kathmandu for Sindhupalchowk. We needed to determine how many shelters we could provide this badly effected earthquake district. We had hoped to reach Barbise by 8PM that night. It started raining heavily as we approached Simle, so we stopped for dal bhat (rice and lentils). Suddenly the ground was shaking violently. It was another earthquake of at least a 5. magnitude, which kept jolting us over and over, and the epicenter was again in Sindhupalchowk.Read more
Manjushri's Helpers were first responders in Sankhu village, bringing much needed supplies of food and medicine.
Kesab, Sushma, Raj Kumar and other team members made distributions to villagers who lost the majority of their homes on the edge of Kathmandu Valley, famous for its beautiful temple of Vajrayogini.Read more
We just finished speaking to our man on the ground Kesab. He has been going out to the outlying villages and delivering water, rice, dhal, noodles and chura. He has gone also to Cheppu's micro credit village of Tokha which was badly hit - at least 5 women farmers are homeless. The organizer of the micro group who knew how to get in touch with all of the members was killed in the quake.
Kesab delivered supplies to the Tokha residents also. Today he is going out to two other small villages (Sankhu and Boudhanilakhanta) which are getting no help from the larger organizations.Read more
Kesab and Susima Regmi are good friends who work with Christine Kolisch in her importing business and school scholarship programs. They have 50 people camping in their backyard from their local neighborhood who they are helping in this time of need.Read more