Earthquake relief action
In April 2015 Nepal was struck by two devastating earthquakes claiming more than 8000 lives and destroying ten thousands of houses. Some of the villages near the epicenter of the quake were completely destroyed.
Five days after the first earthquake we conducted our first relief action to the district of “Gorkha” the epicenter to the west.
Our small convoy of two jeeps and one truck loaded with material, food and medicine reached some remote villages in this district, where no help had arrived until then. The villagers were desperately waiting for help and soon after our arrival we started to distribute what those who lost everything most urgently needed: tents, mats, blankets and staple food like rice, pulses, sugar, oil and the like. Moreover we provided medicine and water-purifying tablets.
All in all we conducted three “relief actions” within one month providing hundreds of tents, mats and blankets, thousands of kilos of rice, hundreds of kilos of pulses, sugar and much more desperately needed stuff.
One Sleeping-Bag for one Life December 2015
With this action we are targeting the earthquake victims in remote and difficult to access villages. Eight months after the devastating earthquakes the people in these villages are still living under extreme difficult conditions.
Many of them are living in rickety huts or makeshift shanties without any adequate protection from the freezing cold that is prevailing this time a year.
We are happy to be able to report that our third mission to the Langtang-Valley on January 15th was yet another success by the “Bahini-Educare-Foundation”.
The journey took seven hours by Jeep from Katmandu to Rasuwa and two more hours off-road to Langtang-Valley.
From there fourteen porters and donkeys’ who came down from the village of Syapru and Brabal carried 300 sleeping-Bags and 200 warm jackets on a two hours steep hike to Brabal village were the distribution took place.
A total of 260 families were handed the sleeping-Bags and warm Jackets.
The temperatures were freezing and it goes without saying that the villagers were overjoyed and filled with gratitude.
One Sleeping bag for One life:
- December 25th
Alegaun-Village district Gorkha 65 Sleeping-bags
- January 2nd
Suwara-Village district Gorkha- 200 Army-Blankets
- January 15th
300 Sleeping-Bags and 200 warm Jackets
- January 21st
Shimjung-Village District Gorkha
205 Sleeping-bags and 200 warm caps and mufflers for the children
Jiri – Dolakha District
300 Sleeping bags and a Major Health camp with one gynecologist and three nurses
We would like to express our gratitude to all of you who are supporting this action, without you nothing of this would have been possible! Thank you all for your generosity and your compassion!
The Bahini Foundation TEAM